Friday, August 29, 2014

In Whatever State We Are

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.
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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.

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Swimming in our “supply” city, about 2 hours north.

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Winking practice

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.

4 comments:

cait kaehr said...

praying for you all. love & miss you..

Kristi said...

oh, sweet girls!
We have been watching Madame Blueberry - VeggieTales - about being content. (Its really good for ME to watch before I head to Target... just a little confession there.)
We are trying to learn the same lessons, but we aren't being forced to, so I know it is different.
Please tell the girls that we will be praying for them as they learn these lessons!

Sarah said...

love their sweet hearts...

Mouseymom said...

"I think it is heaven, but if I have to say goodbyes there, I will go to my heaven bed and cry and cry." Too precious for words! You are doing an amazing job of journaling your life, twill be an amazing legacy to leave to your descendants as well as encouraging the rest of us along the way!