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Robin: Home is where you dwell…

“You Belong….” – See more HERE

The idea of what “home” represents has shifted considerably over the last 9 months while living in Germany. Those things I held so confidently as the things that would sustain me and see me through the loneliness of being away from everyone and everything I know failed miserably. I spent the last several months mourning the things that weren’t to the point where I suddenly realized I MUST awaken my heart to the things that could be catalysts for change and growth within me. Changes I would not have thought to ask for. People I would have never encountered had I not had to seek connectedness elsewhere. I considered listing these beautiful people here but I know I would leave someone out so I have made it my mission to value them personally.

This mixed-media piece above represents the beginning of some inspirations birthed from this season that is closing in the next 14 days. Oh how I am ready to see it end! And yet, I KNOW the changes I have experienced could not have been chiseled by any other means. So I do extend grace to those who thought they could be there but were not. I ask for mercy for those times when I broke those promises to the people I care about in their most desperate moments and I prepare for the shifts that have occurred as a result of this extended separation.

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  1. Robin, it sounds like you are very, very happy to be heading home. Thrilled for you! Fingers crossed for a smooth relo back home!!!

    Your multimedia pieces are wonderful. You are truly a creative inspiration.

    July 19, 2010
  2. so nice of you to acknowledge the people you hold dear and so creatively.

    are you moving back stateside?

    July 19, 2010
  3. robin, i love your perspective on this. glad you are heading home, but also very glad your gained so much from your time across the pond.

    July 19, 2010
  4. Thanks so much you guys! I can’t tell you how much I have appreciated your encouragement during this season.

    Cathy, yes I am moving back to Arizona for about 6 months and we may return to Germany again depending on my hubby’s deployment situation with the Navy. But for now, I take a breather!

    July 20, 2010
  5. amy #

    what a wonderful experience…being stripped of all you know and redefining or furthering discovering who you are and who HE wants you to be.

    July 21, 2010
  6. Amy-you NAILED IT!

    July 21, 2010

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