personal journal -
October 31, 1939
Today the thought continues to run through my mind that there is a good possibility the war will come to us also. I am always thinking that if it happened in our country it will be much worse than when it happens in other countries, but what makes us different from others?
If I think that Hein could be killed . . . now in Poland there will be girls who have lost their fiancés and women who will not see their husbands again here on earth.
O Father, console them and please spare our country from that terrible disaster, not because we are any better but only out of grace. And if it has to be different, then teach me to pray: “Your will be done.”
O please protect him whom my soul loves!
(an excerpt from Things We Couldn't Say)