"Today I'm A Little Lonely"

I heard some talking about memories of home the other day.

Today I'm a little lonely and if I spoke of home, what would I say?

Some have felt as if outside and have never really belonged.

And to be a part is what they have a lifetime longed.

We've spent so much time getting out of this valley.

And we've worked so hard for the mountain top our grand finale.

We've been moving forward and looking to the top,

When we should have caught our breath and taken time to stop.

If it had not been for the valley we would have never made the climb.

We would have missed our life with no highs or lows, no melody or rhyme.

We climbed on so hard each moment working as such a duty.

If we would have stayed in the valley, we would never seen its beauty.

The closer the top became we had to slow down and look some behind.

We saw our life which was designed by God so loving and kind.

To our amazement the valley was full of the colors in wonder and hue.

 The climb now seems short as we begin to count the blessings we've been through.

I used to wonder just where is home for me and where is the place I'll fit right in.

Today I'm a little lonely but I feel closer to home than I've ever been.

 Written by Bob Wood

 2 Corinthians 5:1. For we know that if the earthly house of our tabernacle be dissolved, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal, in the heavens. 2. For verily in this we groan, longing to be clothed upon with our habitation which is from heaven: 3. if so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked. 4. For indeed we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened; not for that we would be unclothed, but that we would be clothed upon, that what is mortal may be swallowed up of life. 5. Now he that wrought us for this very thing is God, who gave unto us the earnest of the Spirit. 6. Being therefore always of good courage, and knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord 7. (for we walk by faith, not by sight); 8. we are of good courage, I say, and are willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be at home with the Lord. 9. Wherefore also we make it our aim, whether at home or absent, to be well-pleasing unto him.

 

I have learned that today is tomorrow's good old days.  When I was a kid and changed schools four times I had to really work at fitting in and sometimes it just didn't happen the way I wanted but God was educating me for the road ahead.  Our family later began moving from state to state and church to church.  We were outsiders but we walked right in.  Some spend their whole life being too skinny, fat, short, tall, or talks funny.  I have learned that God knows what He's doing when He designs us, even though someone doesn't think so.  I wish I would have spent more time talking to Uncle Frank that died when I was 12 and he was 83.  I wish I had spent more time listening to Mamaw tell stories about Granddaddy who died in his 80's in 1943.  I wish I could talk to dad again and try one more time to earn my mother's love.  I wish I would have drank each precious moment of our marriage and what it felt like to hold our children for the first time.  I wish I knew what my first day at school at Gann felt like again and what it smelled like the first time I smelled ground broken in the Spring.  I wish I would have stopped more to catch my breath.  I thought my life was on the light side until one man I respect very much said, "I was the most unusual character or the best liar he ever met."  Shoot I haven't got time for a bucket list.  There is still a lot of climbing to do, but I just can't help sitting alone with God, breathing in and praising Him for the colorful valley behind us.  May God Really Bless You.  Keep Shining and be a s good as you can be and when you have a chance; you pray for me.

Bob Wood

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