Friday, April 17, 2009

A True Home

On April 11th, my husband's grandmother (Memaw) passed away which was 4 months to the day that my grandfather (Papa) passed away on December 11th. Needless to say it has been a rough few months at our house. This past week I have thought many times about how I don't know how much more we can handle, but I remembered a magnet my mom had on our refrigerator when I was growing up. The magnet stated something to the effect of "God does not give you more than you can handle". These are definitely the words we are living by right now! As we were cleaning out Memaw's home that she had for over 50 years, I began thinking about the wonderful home that Papa and Memaw now reside. Papa and Memaw were both very strong believers and desired for everyone they met to know Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior. Even though Papa and Memaw are no longer with us on earth, I am comforted with the knowledge that they have gone to a better home than any of us on earth have. I know without a doubt that Papa and Memaw are worshipping our Lord in Heaven. I know that there truly is "No Place Like Home" in Heaven!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

There's No Place Like Home

When I was a little girl I would watch the Wizard of Oz and see Dorothy tap her red shoes together and say, “There’s No Place Like Home”. I never really understood this statement until I moved 500 miles from my childhood home. After being married a short 9 days, I moved with my husband from Texas to Mississippi to follow God’s calling for our lives. I struggled through most of our first year of marriage because I so badly wanted to tap my red shoes together and say “There’s No Place Like Home” and land back in Texas, but I quickly eventually realized that I had to make my life with my husband home and no matter where life may take us I would always be a Texas girl at heart. I now love where we are at and I know that if I had not followed God’s plan for my life, then things would have been miserable. I have learned over the past 2 years that there is no place like home, but home can be anywhere and can even be in two places. I desire to illustrate that no matter where you live or visit “There’s No Place Like Home”.