Feeling Homesick

Have you ever found yourself feeling homesick even though you’re at home? Yes, it’s possible. Think about it a minute. If you live some distance away from your childhood home or from many of your loved ones, you might have a longing to be with them. Or maybe someone who makes home feel like home is away right now. If that’s the case, sooner or later you’re bound to feel homesick.

Me? I’ve had a case of homesickness for the past several weeks. Even though I’ve been sleeping in my own bed and enjoying the comforts of my own familiar surroundings, I’ve been feeling homesick. Homesick for my kids. I haven’t seen them since Christmas, and by golly, it’s time to see them again. (By the way, the picture above wasn’t taken at Christmas, but it’s the most recent with all three looking “unsilly” enough to post on the blog :) And yes, our son-in-law is one of our kids now!)

I don’t know what it is, but after several weeks of separation, I seem to develop a just-under-the-surface ache to get my kids within hugging distance again. And it doesn’t necessarily have to be at home. My case of homesickness can be treated anywhere we can manage to get together. In fact, we’re all planning a little spring break get-together at Kristin and Shawn’s if I can just hold on until then :)

Can anyone out there identify? Are you homesick for anyone? Or maybe you’re actually away from home and longing to get back. When will you get to “treat” your homesickness? Tell me about it with a comment. Remember, it’s a common condition. You’re in good company :)

“…I long to see you, so that I may be filled with joy.” 2 Timothy 1:4


  1. Oh, yeah. I get to see one set of my kids and grandkids every day. It’s wonderful.

    But the other set live 500 miles away. I miss them every day.

  2. Jean, 500 miles is tough. Our oldest daughter was a 10 hour drive away from us when she was in grad school. So glad she is closer now. Hope you get to see your “away” kids soon!

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