I went home and it was good, bittersweet to see the changing faces of the people of I love. The way that places shift and grow into bigger versions of their former selves.
This time going home made me realize I’m exactly where I need to be. Instead of longing for what was, I was happy to spend time with the people that fill my heart and then I was longing to go back to my new home.
Home has changed so many times. I recently told someone that I don’t really have roots. I’ve never been that person that has set roots so deep in a place that they could never imagine leaving. Although there is nothing wrong with that, it’s never what God intended for me. I know that now.
I’ve lived in and left so many places. They all knew a version of me that has grown and shifted and changed. Maybe having roots that grow wherever I go is part of that process. That process of learning to be content in any place God sets me.
Today I will be content. Change will come inevitably and my roots will grow but maybe I’ll never be set in one place. That’s okay. I’ll be at peace wherever I go. I’ll work at that process daily.
1 Timothy 6:6-7 “But godliness with contentment is great gain. 7 For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it.”