I have spent my life, from the age of 10, living overseas from family members. Obviously, at the age of 10 I was with my parents and siblings, but everyone else was overseas. Today it is my husband’s family who is overseas.
Today, we saw Nanny Dot (my mother-in-law) for the first time in TWO years!!! I was unable to be at the gate when she walked through, but I spent time thinking about this….
That moment when you see someone you love dearly walk through those gates.
That moment when the joy you experience is a slice of heaven right here on earth.
That moment of overwhelming emotion.
These emotions remind you that you are alive. Positively alive.
I know other people experience things like this. CS Lewis even wrote this in ‘Surprised by Joy’, but I believe that people who live overseas experience greater swings in emotion than the average person. When you are feeling low don’t forget these moments!