Friday, June 22, 2012

Back in America

After serving two years in Ukraine, it is good to be back in America.  In looking back on our time in Ukraine, there are no regrets!!  We would do it again.  In fact, we are going to do just that, because we are preparing to return to Ukraine in mid-2013.

I have enjoyed the time that we have been able to spend with family and friends so far - and look forward to making more memories and having good times in the weeks and months ahead.

But I also miss Ukraine.  We left a country that I have grown to love.  I said goodbye to many dear friends there.

Because I am not God, who is omnipresent - which is a large word that means everywhere at the same time - I can only be one place at a time.  Just like I did not spend my time in Ukraine wishing I was in America, I am not going to spend my time in America wishing I was in Ukraine.  I am going to be content where I am.

However, I am continually going to look forward to the day when we can return, knowing that means I will miss my family and friends in America.

One thing I had to learn overseas is that "home" is not an address.  Home is where your family is.  That helped me many times when I was not at our place of residence.

Being part of the family of God, I am looking forward to another home - heaven.  I have family and friends there, too.

How about you?  Are you looking forward to something in your life?  Are you looking forward to heaven?