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It’s taken 5 years, but I am finally feeling like I belong.

Honestly, I never thought I’d feel that way. We left an amazing community back in Wake Forest. Amazing. We left forever friends who did life with us. Real life. The nitty-gritty kind of life that either breaks you or makes you stronger. Those friends who might as well be family.

It was hard. I hated it here. I longed for community. I longed for people to “do life” with. Isn’t that what it’s supposed to be about? We weren’t made to be lone rangers. We were made to be in community. That’s how the Body of Christ is supposed to function.

But the Lord blessed us with babies and that took my time. Not only was I trying to navigate life, figuring out where I belonged, but I was also trying to figure out the precious little ones and what life looked like with children. Life looks a lot different with children. A lot different.

While it’s not the same as what we had in Wake Forest, I at least feel a sense of belonging. I don’t know that this is our forever home. Ultimately, only Heaven is our forever home. I can at least say that I feel like I belong, and I never thought I would associate living here with that word.

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Janel

Friday 19th of July 2013

finally feeling like you are starting to belong is such a beautiful thing...I have caught glimpses of it in my own life, and its a beautiful heart breathe. Love your picture with your sweet little ones. Thank you for sharing. joining you here from the FMF link up

Paula Claunch (@AKAJaneRandom)

Friday 19th of July 2013

That's great news. ; )

shortybear

Friday 19th of July 2013

great post.

Kristin Anne Smith

Friday 19th of July 2013

We moved to our new home and state 2 years ago and while I love it here, I don't always feel a a sense of belonging....but it is coming!!

Whitney at Beauty in the Mess

Friday 19th of July 2013

Sometimes it takes awhile. I'll be praying that it happens soon. We so need community.

Shandra

Friday 19th of July 2013

Belonging can take such a long time or short. People "to do life with". Community. Where we all belong! Bless you!

Whitney at Beauty in the Mess

Friday 19th of July 2013

Thanks for stopping by, Shandra! I never thought it would take so long. But I'm sure having three babies in that five year span didn't help. Haha!

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