I've been gone for almost 2 1/2 years. Yes, I've been home a month here and there during that time, but those visits were always different. I was only home for a while, then I was returning to China. This time it's different. Things have changed, I have changed, and I'm not quite sure where I fit in right now. I know, I know, it's only been a week. Which is what I keep reminding myself. It is going to take time and in time, God will reveal to me "what is next."
What have I been up to this past week? Sleep for one. Apparently, I am exhausted. Who knew? I like flying in at night. I don't sleep much on the plane so if I arrive at night, no matter what time my body thinks it is, I sleep. I have been sleeping through the night every night since I arrived home. Praise God! I have also been having a lot of family time. Since this re-entry has been a lot more difficult than I thought it would be, I haven't been in the mood to do a lot and I've been taking it easy with my family, which has been nice. You don't really realize how much being in a foreign country affects you, until you are back. Packing and cleaning has been another thing on my agenda the last few days. It is hard, because I don't want to unpack more than necessary since I'll most likely be moving somewhere at some point. The big question is, when? Since I don't know the answer to that, I'm not dwelling on it and taking advantage of the time I am here.
Yesterday I was able to spend time with my two nephews at the pool! They have changed so much since I saw them at Christmas time.
After spending time at the pool, we went out on the boat for a little tubing. Again, always a fun time.
I am just taking one day at a time.
Yes, this is definitely a period of transition, change, and uncertainty.
But even in this time of uncertainty, He is here.
And that is what I am holding onto.