Please excuse my lack of thanks, but I am having too much fun at home!
Oh how great it is to be home for Easter! The weather is great, family is great, friends are great, and the greatest part is introducing one of my favorite dudes, Michael Drake, to this place I call home. It’s been so fun and so fast paced. There is still lots of fun to have… I’ll fill you in on the rest once I arrive back to TCU, but I wanted to share with you how thankful I am for this “coming home” feeling. I was laying in my bed thinking about how nice it is to come home and how we look forward to it. How excited everyone is to see each other. All the love that is shown during this time. It is just a feeling that you only get when you prepare to go home.
As we celebrate Easter tomorrow and as we mourn on Good Friday yesterday, I could help but feel a certain peace. I know Jesus dying on the cross for us was the ultimate sacrifice and I cannot imagine all the emotion that goes along with that. Pain, both physical and mental. Sadness. Worry. Uncertainty. Etc.
But the biggest of all, which may seem crazy, is there has to have been a comfort in knowing He was going home. Comfort because Jesus, like me, was going home. The feeling of comfort you have when coming home must be similar to the feeling He had all those years ago, despite all of the circumstances and pain surrounding it. I really can’t even imagine because they are in no way the same, but the one feeling of going home had to have been mixed in.. He has going home to where he will always be loved. Where many will be happy to see Him.. Where He will be happy forever! In my opinion, those two feelings make me at ease as I prepare for Easter! What a great weekend this is and I am so thankful for that. But as I prepare for Easter I am thankful that everyone always has the option to be called home. No matter where home is. Home can be on earth, or in heaven, but all that matters is that everyone on this earth has the option to one day be called home. What a blessing that is! Thank God Jesus was called home for us… It has made all the difference for each of us. I am thankful, today, to be called home! Happy Easter Eve friends… May you take time and truly appreciate Easter for what it is. A homecoming like no other. Oh how that is so important to be thankful for!
Southern and Thankful