I wrote it after our first trip to Africa, and it seems pretty appropriate for this stage in our life as well...
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I never knew I could love like this
I've never wanted anything so madly
Africa has seized my heart -
But it seems she's always had me.
I read their letters every night
Til the pages are worn thin.
I weep til slumber overtakes me
And dreams of Africa begin.
Oh take me back to Africa -
To the dearest boys I know.
My heart has left already
And waits for my body to go.
Til I again cross that great divide -
The ocean in our way,
I beseech the Lord to watch my boys -
Protect and bless them every day.