Yesterday I had the following symptoms:
- I had this nagging feeling I didn’t belong
- I was more emotional than usual
- I had a hard time getting motivated
- I was a little sad
- I was a little less confident than usual
If you were my doctor what would your diagnosis be? Pregnant? I don’t think so. Lack of vitamin D? I live in South West Florida. Sleep deprived? I’m getting enough sleep. Grumpy old man? Sometime true, but I don’t think it is the cause of my symptoms. Do you want to know what I self diagnosed myself with? Homesickness! I was simply missing my life in New York.
I miss walking through Tops and knowing 72% of the people shopping that day. I miss my kids showing up with my grandsons to simply say hi. I miss bothering the staff at David’s Refuge. I miss meeting new people who think I’m Wendell. I miss worshiping and serving at Eastern Hills Bible Church. I miss a burger and a beer with friends on Friday night. I miss hosting couples from David’s Refuge. I miss the men’s group on Thursday mornings. I miss the snow and ice and wind. Wait! I’m sorry I got carried away! Please disregard the last sentence.
It was a simple case of being homesick! Today it has passed. I love my life here in Florida, but I will always have a very special place in my heart for beautiful central New York. One of the things that helped me get out of my funk was a video I saw on Facebook about Valentines Date Night. It’s a video that combined two of my favorite things in life: Eastern Hills Bible Church and David’s Refuge. These two beautiful and amazing organizations work together to love on families who have kids with special needs. Watching the woman share her story of how Valentine’s Date Night helped her as a special needs mom was like taking Tamiflu for homesickness. I am so grateful for the message of love and hope that these parents will experience.
I hope you take a moment to enjoy the video! http://bit.ly/2Dv0M0C
If you are interested in attending Valentine’s Date Night you can get more information at http://www.easternhills.org/vdn
Miss and love you all!