I’ve read before that home will always be the place for which you feel the deepest affection for, no matter where you are. I’m feeling this so much right now. I may be in the town I grew up and the place that much of my family lives. But, home seems so far away. 9000 miles feels so far, but hearing Lindo’s voice this morning makes everything seem a little closer. I never knew I could love/hurt so much by being away from ‘home.’ When I look at the picture of Lindo and I above, I see home. I love what it portrays: love, happiness, joy, fullness, fun, patience, gentleness, and most of all feeling at home. I say it over and over, but here I’ll say it again and again: God is BIG. He answers my prayers. He listens to me. He holds my heart when it’s breaking. He wipes my tears for the millionth time. He gives me passion. He fills me up with His love. He gives me perfect gifts. He gives me more than I could ever ask for or imagine. Above all, He loves me.
I will rejoice in the day that the Lord has made. I rejoice that even when I’m feeling far away from home, He gave me a piece of home by letting me hear the voice a little boy who is 9000 miles away.