Homesick happens to me a lot. The feeling that wherever I am just isn’t where I’m meant to be, that there is some place I need to go back to, or forward to. I’ve always been the type to be homesick. I made it through very few sleepovers and camping trips as a child because my heart would physically ache for the comforts of home.
And now, my heart aches not for familiar walls and routine but for people. There are days when I may have been awake all night with my daughter but by noon the next day I’m homesick for her hugs and laughter while I’m at work and she’s at daycare. Home isn’t perfect. It’s full of dust bunnies, imperfect people, and a list of “someday” projects. But the sound of little feet running to greet me when I come home from work? That is where my heart is.
And now my heart is homesick for a place God wants me but doesn’t have me yet. The feeling of dreams fulfilled is like snuggling in fresh sheets from the dryer, finding your favorite fuzzy socks and curling in “your spot” with a toasty mug of hot chocolate. God has given me a taste of it and my heart aches to be in that place again. Where the striving and the “act” can go away and I can be myself, the me God has created me to be. Around people who love, support, encourage, and challenge me.
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