Monday, March 4, 2013

no place like home


“The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.”
  -
Charles Dickens

We've had much joy in returning to Davao;
in being back with our friends at church,
 with our co-workers and fellow expats,

 and with others in our community.

Even the old man who loads my groceries into the taxi at the local mall
greeted me with a beaming smile and a 'welcome back!' when he saw me again.

It was oh, so good to be back home in the U.S. for a season,
but it's oh, so good to be back home again in Davao, too.

“Home is the nicest word there is.”
  - Laura Ingalls Wilder


2 comments:

Judy said...

So glad you have joy in being back and in having been welcomed back by so many there!

OliveTree said...

That is sweet about the grocery man giving you a welcome...