Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Home

This fall has been an unusual one for me in more ways than our local weather. I have been invited to travel more than I am used to. The final destinations have been varied, my purposes in going have been diverse, the people I've traveled with have changed from trip to trip. Its all been good, and I have been thankful for the opportunities.

Yesterday I returned from the last trip in the foreseeable future (at least the last trip in which I leave my kids behind). It ended with a sigh of relief and a prayer of thanksgiving for safe travels.

Relief that I am home again.

And while I acknowledge that my earthly home is fleeting and can change in a heartbeat, today I am giving thanks for the home God has blessed me with. Not just the physicality of it, although I am thankful for that, but mainly for the relationships that make it up and the joy of falling to sleep at night knowing we are once again together under the same roof.

7 comments:

Sue Heimer said...

Loved your post! I have a sign in my kitchen that reads:

HOME....is where they LOVE you!

emily said...

My in-laws always say the best part of a trip is coming home. I totally agree.

deb said...

This was so timely. Thank you for wise words

A Little Of This And That said...

My husband and I travel extensively, but there's truly nothing like the feeling of coming home again.

Corinne said...

So beautiful. Home is wonderful. (and like one of the other posters, I too have a sign in here that says "Home is where they love you" :) )

Dawn said...

there is no place like home... the home where family waits with open arms.

dawn said...

You are right about the relationships. I told my husband once that wherever he is--that's my home. After 19 years of marriage, that meant a lot to him. It's true. I feel like I've come home whenever I am in his arms.

Or in my tan chair. :)