Sunday, November 29, 2009


Fog - thick, heavy, gloomy.  That's kinda how being homesick feels.   No matter what you do, you just can't see past it.  It sits around your heart and allows others to see silhouettes of your sadness. 

This time of year has got to be the toughest.  Holidays and family go "hand in hand", and since I've moved 700+ miles away, my "hand" seems empty.  I miss Pennsylvania rolling hills and friendly faces of my family and friends.   It's funny that I feel this way, because I always thought I could leave Pennsylvania and not really feel saddened.  Boy was I wrong.   I took for granted all I had there - the lunch dates made at the spur of the moment with neighbors, the family reunions and picnics, the grandparent babysitters when I had an appointment or just needed a break. . . oh, I could go on, but you get the idea.  

I guess it is hard for people to understand the depth of homesickness unless you have experienced it.  Fortunately, I have some good friends here in WI who understand.  Many of my church friends here are "transplants" also.  We have Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia and Texas transplants and they all understand where I'm coming from.  Thanks be to God that he puts people in our lives who can help us through.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:  Don't take your life for granted - you never know when it can change in the blink of an eye.


  1. Hope your homesickness goes away!☺


  2. I always thought I would feel the way you did when you left, that I wouldn't miss much, but I'm sure I would have down the road. We miss you too! Glad you have some "transplants" in your church. It's nice to have others who truly understand where you are coming from. I'm glad you are blogging so we can stay in touch frequently!!

  3. Hang in there Rhonda, it is so hard for me too. I usually keep myself busy so I don't think about it so much...but just when you least expect it, a simple little thing can bring you crashing down. Come on over when you need a shoulder to cry on.

  4. i have never gotten used to you being away...wish you could come back....know that your missed........i think we should all come out and visit....imagine how much fun?

  5. Thanks, girls! Yes, Kim, I know you are in the same boat too - kinda makes it easier knowing there are people who can help you.
    Jodie - I would LOVE it if you guys came out - we'd have so much fun going ot Good will and yard sales adn all (come in the summer). Oooh-fun!