Our family has had many opportunities to talk about being content. The girls really like where we live but they also remember so much of what they hold dear in the USA.
After our time in Addis, they reconnected with friends and then said goodbye, again.
Cuddled up in front of the heater, we had the following conversation.
A: Mama, when can we go to our real home?
Me: Where is your real home?
A: Indiana, America
J: I think it is heaven, but if I have to say goodbyes there, I will go to my heaven bed and cry and cry.
Swimming in our “supply” city, about 2 hours north.
Later that day, Little A said, “Mama, in Indiana, we don’t have mountains. I would miss the mountains”.
And so they get to daily practice the discipline of being content in all their circumstances.
Thanks for praying for Third Culture Kids that you know, it makes all the difference.