This entry is part 7 in the series Home Assignment 2011

It’s hard to believe that Leon and I have been in England as a married couple for a year now. Time really flies!

Over the past couple weeks in the US, I’ve been surprised at how well I have in fact adjusted to life in the UK. I’ve only come to this realisation because being back in the US feels different now. Admittedly, it’s a bit of a reverse culture shock.

Our home in England. The snow is apparently a very rare occurrence.

What’s it like to be back ‘home’? That’s the question that has somewhat shocked me since getting back to the US. It’s a shock because it has made me realise England has become home. I grew up in Kentucky, yet it’s not my home any more. That’s a strange concept to get my mind around.

It serves as a reminder of how, as Christians, our home isn’t on this earth anyway—it’s in heaven with our Heavenly Father. I long to be there someday, just as I long to be back in England someday soon.

In thinking about the concept of ‘home,’ I was reminded of this song. It’s from the film The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian soundtrack. In some ways I can relate because Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy didn’t exactly feel at home since returning from Narnia, just as I don’t feel at home in the US after living in England for a year. But the song, performed by the band Switchfoot, alludes to our spiritual home in heaven as well.

What makes home seem like ‘home’ to you?

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