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?