For people that serve overseas like me, goodbyes happen all of the time.  My visitor just left today-right now I’m too tired to miss her, but that will come as soon as I get some sleep.  Goodbyes get old, you know?

There’s a children’s book that explains really well how it is for me-not just the goodbyes, but having my home and my heart on two continents.  There’s a line towards the end that has it just right-I don’t have the book here, but it’s something like, "When I’m here I wish I were there, and when I’m there I wish I were here."  I don’t have that right, though, because that makes it sound like I’m unhappy and not content wherever I am, which is not the case at all.  But, no matter where I am, there is a piece of me that wants to be somewhere else.  Ugh-I am not a wordsmith!  Can someone help me with how the award winning author put it in his book?

Published by Nora McNamara

Lover of languages and linguistics. Besotted Auntie. Jesus follower. Sacred Harp singer.

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