Thursday, January 06, 2011

Home, Sweet Home

And the winners are (from yesterday's give-away):
The 2011 Dream Calendar goes to Sara.
The Kathy Troccoli CD goes to KM. (And, yes, I will hand deliver it! *grin*)

And, now, back to our regularly scheduled post...
Christmas time this year meant traveling for my family. The weekend before Christmas we were with my husband's family, and we spent the days prior to Christmas up north with my family.
It was so much fun getting together with everyone. My sister and her family - who live in North Carolina - were there. And my little brother (I love calling him that!) and his fiancée - who live in Boston - were there. As well as the rest of the family - who live in Michigan, but who I still don't get to see as often as I'd like. We played games, ate good food, laughed a lot, reminisced, and cried some, too.
However, even though I was glad for the good times, I was sooooo glad to get back home. My own place. My own schedule. My own shower. My own bed! (I'm sorry, but some sofa-beds just should not be allowed to be called a bed. *groan*)
It just felt good to be in my Home, Sweet Home.

Have you ever longed for Home?
And now I'm talking about heaven - our eternal Home.
This thing I went through over Christmas reminded me that - while my bed is comfy - my REAL home is not on this earth. Although there is much joy to be had right here - unspeakable joy awaits me in my REAL Home.
And I find my heart longing for that Day.
For that Reunion.
For Home, sweet Home.

I'm smiling as I think about it, and I hope you can take some time to anticipate it, too.



TheUnSoccerMom said...

"Homesick" by MercyMe is one of my favorite songs. Also "Save a Place For Me" by Matthew West. Oh, I gotta list a mile long! :o)

Glad you had a great Christmas, spending time with loved ones!


And CONGRATS to the winners!!

TheUnSoccerMom said...

RYC: Next time you're in South GA, let me know. I'm sure we can find lots of stuff to blow up! haha!

Irritable Mother said...

Jodi - I have a list, too. :o)
And if I'm ever in southern Georgia, you can be sure I'll be coming to find you!