My friend described it best “It’s like you have senioritis all over again.”
I have trouble concentrating. I’m anxious. I’m extremely excited. I’m in a tizzy as I try to get everything done on time. I have trouble sleeping. It does kind of remind me of being a senior in high school, ha! Only this time, I’m waiting for my husband to come home. I’m excited, and nervous, about having him back in our every day lives. Oh how wonderful it will be. But, oh, what an adjustment we have in front of us.
Just as this deployment was a new situation for us, a homecoming will be new as well. I’m sure we’ll have our own, interesting challenges awaiting us. My husband will be drastically changing his time zones. He’ll have to adjust back to having a little one underfoot. He’ll, really, have to get to know our daughter all over again. She’s changed so much since he’s been away. He’ll have to adjust back to America, the land of plenty, with everything you can think about at your finger tips. It’s hard to imagine what it will be like. As for me, I’m so extremely excited to have him home again. I’m busy fixing up our house, running errands, making lists of meals I want to cook, dreaming up family vacations for us to go on this summer, and looking forward to some dates with my hubby!
As my days are focused on the up-and-coming homecoming, I can’t help but think of my Jesus. Oh, how happy He must be for us now! And, oh, how he wants this same response from me. Do I anticipate spending time with Him everyday? Do I make myself look nice, when I come into His present? Do I wait expectantly for Him, in every part of my life? It’s certainly some food for thought.
“Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him and praise His name” (Psalm 104:4, HCSB)
“How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!” (Psalm 119:103, NIV).