Wednesday, November 30, 2011

On coming home....

I'm slightly baffled at the range of emotions I felt on my trip. The excited anticipation to see family and friends is strong, while feeling torn knowing I'm going to miss Caleb. I feel the stress of preparing to leave for over two weeks and traveling alone with two little ones and my ever growing belly. Once I'm there it feels like being home, so comfortable and wonderful. I'm flooded again with all that I've missed since moving away and don't want to miss a moment of it.


We had sweet times catching up face to face, laughing together, and making new memories. I loved seeing how excited the kids were to see the family they've missed so much and I ached knowing we had to leave and they'd miss them again. 


While I was there we dealt with teething, sleepless nights, and a stomach bug. There were moments I wanted to be in our home, our own beds, our own routine to deal with my sick babies. 


But I quickly remembered that dealing with sickness isn't easy no matter where you are and at least my mom and I were doing it together. I know looking back I'll remember the good, not the tired. And I know that as much as I love being home, and I do, once I'm back I'll start missing everyone again. It was a lesson in living in the moment and appreciating it for exactly what it was, the good and bad.


Now, I'm back. It feels good. I'm excited to get back into our routine, decorate for Christmas, and sleep in my own bed, but mountains of paper work, laundry, and yard work have been waiting and I wonder if I should have stayed away for a little longer:) Being content. Being settled. Being right where God wants us to be. It's a lesson for me to continually learn. So, I'm going to go blast some Christmas music, make some hot tea, and get to work. 

5 comments:

Darcie said...

I live away from home. But it's not too far.. I miss it!

Purposely at Home said...

glad to have you back! hope everyone is over the "bug" and you are able to enjoy life again. :) thank you for the sweet comment you left on my blog...it made my day.

katygirl said...

come back.

kenzie said...

Im right there with you.

I keep forgetting your pregnant! I wish I could see your belly in person! :(

Michelle Elkins AKA Mickey said...

Oh goodness, I have been there too. I live far away from my parents as well so I can relate. It's hard.

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