Thank you all so much for your faithful prayers. God protected us on our 3 week adventure. We had near miss car accidents, swimmers ear, missed major, deadly storms in many states by a mere day at times, and avoided heat exhaustion and a possible food poisoning.
As on our previous road trips, we made many treasured memories. For me, I love this land that God has granted me to be born in – all the more. The U.S.A is so beautiful. So diverse. So fun!
We are now home. And with it comes hearts of thankfulness and bittersweet feelings.
I am so happy to finally be in my own bed. I can pick out a shirt from my closet instead of a suitcase, and I can be thankful to drive in traffic that I know is no way near as bad as Dallas, Austin, New York, or Atlanta.
Yet I miss the greenery and the beauty of many states that we drove through. I miss the history that some people are so fortunate to live and walk amongst daily. I will miss the weather and the moisture in the air.
I have now seen what is out there. God has shown me what to be thankful for, and what I might want to become a part of my life.
But for now, I hope to catch up on some much needed sleep as my body relearns what time zone it is in. I plan to have some homemade meals and love on my kitties. And do a ton of laundry. HA HA!
Home. Home to me is where my family is. And that has been a lot of places in the last 3 weeks. But it is good to have a home base where your things are yours and you can rely on some of your own familiar comforts.
So as I remember what it is that God has shown me He has blessed me with here at this home base of ours; I also long for what I shall miss. For each piece is now a part of my heart. And all those pieces make up a bittersweet homecoming.
I am blessed. I am thankful. May I use what I have seen and experienced to make a brighter future for myself and my family.