We spent the 4th of July here in HK preparing for our one & only official Homestudy visit for our adoption paperwork. But we DID manage to grab a hot dog & a cinnamon roll at Ikea – plus I made some “4th of July mini-cupcakes” for the kids a few days in advance… forget that the only sprinkles we could find were Christmas colors! LOL – But that’s just life living overseas & we love it! Good, bad & ugly, we know that we are right where we are supposed to be. So we celebrated in little ways with each other (not many other Americans nearby or in our ‘circle’), we called a few friends & we watched a couple movies that remind of us ‘our USA home’ this week. – Turns out the kids LOVED ‘the Three Stooges’! 🙂 Anyway, many people from both sides of the world ask us, “Do you miss home?” & another hard-to-answer question is the even more frequent “Where are you from?” – My answer is either “It’s complicated…” or the below, which is much LESS complicated!
As world travelers, expats & TCKs… Our home is wherever God plants us!
We have been transplanted several times.
Each time we experience some homesickness for certain experiences & people we love.
But when God does the planting, he always surrounds us with exactly what/who we need in every home we’ve had.
There have been lonely days when I thank Him for reminding me that He is our closest friend.
As well as amazing friends/adventures we never would have if we hadn’t trusted Him & left our ‘home’.
One day we will all be in our ‘forever home’, our eternal home in heaven.
Home is in the center of God’s will.
Happy belated 4th of July Friends/Family!!!
We are blessed to be US citizens. 4 of us born into it, 1 (soon to be 2) of us ‘naturalized’ into it. We celebrate the Freedoms & Privileges that come with being American. This is a day that we DO miss being with friends/family & enjoying our traditions of BBQ, pools & fellowship – BUT we are grateful that those very freedoms give us the opportunity to share love & hope with others all over the world! With much privilege comes much responsibility my friends. We pray we use ours wisely…
God Bless America! ONE OF our ‘home’ sweet ‘home(s)’!!