Eternally Home to Me

these past two weeks are hardcore. but i am glad that now i don’t have to think of anything else but being here, with my mom and sisters, at home.

when i said “home”, i didn’t refer to the geography of bangkok…but instead…the warmth and love of the people i know. that’s why my home is all around the world: in canada, in america, in korea, in australia, in bangkok and in chiang-mai.

yesterday, while waiting for the bus and feeling extremely exhausted i could cry, i spoke to God, “Father, i can’t wait any longer. it’s been almost 30 minutes. and i’m tired. i just wanna go home.” and it stopped me for a second. which home i was thinking about? home in bangkok or home in chiang-mai.

in bangkok, people are always in a hurry. ignorant businessmen with their suitcases; obnoxious tourists strutting on the pavement with their flashy cameras; loud street vendors advertising their products weary me out. i’ve forgotten how crazy the city can be. i almost cried.

but in bangkok, i also find a loving mother who never leaves dinner table empty and sisters who never fail to bring me encouragement and laughter. this is a special thing. in chiang-mai, although there are a lot of good friends around…no one can replace the ones you’ve grown up with since you were born.

so…although my heart’s yearning is elsewhere, the people i call “family” is eternally my home. and that, i am thankful for.

from left: mo (the youngest), me, mai (the middle sister) and mom


About Mink Gough

"No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined the things that God has prepared for those who love him." 1 Corinthians 2:9 View all posts by Mink Gough

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