The One Thing I Really Miss


Living abroad, people usually ask me some form of the question “Don’t you miss home.”  This could get asked several different ways depending on the conversation we’ve been having.  Usually, the answer is something like “hmm…let me think” or “not too much” or “family” (all dependent upon the conversation we were having at the time).  To be honest, there aren’t many things I really really miss about the US (I don’t call it home because home is here, at the moment).  But this morning brought to my mind one thing I always miss:  hunting and being in the woods.

I’m not sure what it was:  the stillness of the air, the crispness of the cold, the frost, or perhaps just the time of day.  But it really made me think back to the hours I spent in the woods hunting, experiencing God’s creation, and being with family.

So, while I miss Skyline Chili, Jiff Peanut Butter, Triscuits, Easy Cheese, Pepperoni Rolls, and a myriad of other things, the things I really miss are the non-tangible things.

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