Let us pretend...Imagine (image-in), leaving everything you've ever known familiar to you. The sights of people you are used to seeing. The tastes that bring you comfort and joy. Smells that bring back wonderful memories. Sounds of family and friends and strangers just talking (and you understand what they are saying). You are relocated to a different residence, a new world.
Think, if you can, how scary, lonely it might be. No one near totally understands you.
What has happened? What now? I have no point of reference for theses feelings as I've never experienced anything like this. I am not complete, what is missing? Family.
Yea, I know, I am living this. I get it, kind of.
(We all might think of Andrew, and rightly so.) But my bride flew home.
It has been the most challenging of feelings. I am by myself. Without my best friend, partner, lover, wife, my completion, family.
Lonely. Tired. Hungry. Perplexed. Challenged. A part of me is missing.
I bet quite similar to Andrew's life at times. Not something to envy.
And that's the thing that captures me. This is a small season for me but for him,
it's been all too common. Yikes.
A part of him has been missing too. But now family is here, and not soon enough, we will be going home! Where we all will become whole...complete.