It has been so long since I have updated y’all, and I apologize. Life got busy and I just didn’t have the words left in me at the end of the day to write anything.
We have successfully returned to our island home and found it in perfect condition. Our return has brought with it so many emotions that are difficult to define. On one hand it feels like we came home. We seamlessly were able to jump back into living here, and it all felt “normal”. On the other hand, it felt like we were entering the loneliest place we’ve ever been to. Perhaps that is because we have been with our family and friends non-stop for six months. Maybe it is because we don’t really have friends in this new place. Maybe it was just a reminder that Father is where we need to go to fulfill the desire for community. I’m not sure for the reason, but I am so thankful that the tears of loneliness are subsiding!
We truly are thankful for this life we live. While we miss all the people that we love, there is something to be said about being in the center of obedience to the One we love most. It brings with it a soul deep peace that makes even the worst days seem okay at their core. That doesn’t mean we don’t cry and dream of walking through Target while sipping on an Icee. Because that totally happens. Ha!
So. Bottom line. We are home. We are safe. We are happy.