Part 1 of 2
Time is such an important thing. For healing, for moving on, for making real friends, for learning to love a new country or even learning to fall back in love with a country.
I love that God puts people in your life who are meant to be there in that moment. Just recently I’ve reconnected with several missionary friends (thank you Perspectives – a class on missions that I have been taken). Several of us were chatting one week and the conversation went something like this …
Me: ‘How long have you been back?’
Them: Oh about 10 years now. It’s hard, but it gets easier. How long for you?’
Me: ‘Three years now. Still a rollercoaster sometimes, but every day seems to get easier. Who knew it would take so long?!’
Them: ‘I was talking to someone a few years back who served in Africa for 20 years. They said a switch flips after 5 years.’
Five years. Five years. wow. Such a short time and, yet, when you are going through it such a very. long. long. time.
Time is so relative.