DSC_0055So I didn’t get to write on Monday… It has been a busy week!! My family got together, all 3 of my brothers and their beautiful families. It was the last time we will all be together for who knows how long. Del and Arielle will be going back to Africa, we are going to Florida and then Africa, we are all on our own journeys. I love that each person in my family has a personal relationship with God and He happens to be guiding each one of our families, it is pretty awesome!! God is so good to involve us all in his plan.

I was so grateful for this past weekend, the time felt rich and full of love and relationship. There is a difference between the relationship with siblings when your young to the relationship when you are adults, and I love how our adult relationships have been cultivating and growing, and the ways that we have bonded. Some of it has been really hard, but I don’t think we have regressed, I believe we have grown to love and cherish each other more.

Our time here is quickly coming to a close and I am already dreading leaving because so much of my heart belongs here, I get teary eyed just thinking about it, but when I ponder where my heart is I realize it’s everywhere!! My heart is here in central California, it is in Missouri with precious friends and with my daughter in her grave, it is in Florida with my newest family and more precious friends, it is in Arizona with my best girl!! My heart is in South Africa with my missionary family, with friends there I will never see again, my heart is in Seattle, in Texas, in Georgia, the list goes on. My home is in heaven, and that is truly where my heart belongs. ¬†As my heart is spread out all over this earth my longing for heaven grows, in the sense that I know that’s where it is now and where it will be for eternity. This life will fade away and eternity in heaven will be… Well… Forever.

Matthew 6:19-21
“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. “