It’s so hard to go back to work after a few days off for vacation. Steph and I just got back on Sunday from our yearly trip to our Pigeon Forge home away from home, with her family and as usual, it was incredible. The leaves were starting to turn. The water was up in the river so I was able to get some really great pics.
They say home is where your heart is. That being the case, I have several homes. My main home is in Dallas with Steph. Then it would be Odenville, with mom and dad. Pigeon Forge is like a home for us. We go there every year, stay in the same place, visit the same areas. This year it seemed to me like we were just there. So even though it is 4 hours away, its like home to us. We are comfortable there.
While we were on our trip, one of my cousins lost her mom. God called her home. He called her to her final home, in glory with Him. My Dad and all of my grandparents and a few other family members are already there. No doubt in my mind, they are there and welcomed the newest member of heaven into the gates.
We take so many things for granted. Time with our loved ones is probably one near the top of the list. I would probably give 5 years off of my life to have 5 minutes more with my dad as I am sure others would as well. We also take for granted our own lives and how short our time is here before we are called to our final home. The very next second of our lives, Christ could step out and say its time. The very next blink of your eye, could be your last and we so take this for granted.
“Cause at the Midnight Cry, we’ll be going home…..”
Dear God, after spending a few days admiring Your creation, it never ceases to amaze me how incredible the gifts are that You give us. I hope that I never take for granted the peace that You give us just watching water run over rocks, leaves changing colors, time with family away from the daily grind at home. I hope that I always appreciate the home that You have given me as a child and the home I have now, until I am at home, with You.