Before we began packing, a retired global worker advised me to be sure I had two things with us every time we moved. First was an album of pictures from back home, sort of a mini pictorial history of our lives, and the second was a 6’x9′ rug. With these two, I could unroll the rug, find something to serve as a table and place the photo album on it, and we would have instant “home.” I added posters to the list. Every time we moved, I blessed that lady, as I was able to establish “home” and bring a sense of stability to my family in spite of all the changes.

When we returned to the States after eight years in Honduras, I passed the rug on to the family replacing us. Now, photo albums of Honduras bring us that feeling of “home.”


©2001 Thrive

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