We had the privilege of joining our friends recently when they picked up their children from summer camp. It was 8 year old Matt’s first year to be at the two week camp.
We heard from the counselor that Matt was homesick the first couple of days. His counselor took him to another counselor for help with the problem and after the talk Matt was fine and the homesickness disappeared.
On the drive home in the van Matt’s mother asked him what the counselor had said to him that helped him so much.
Here’s the secret of Matt’s recovery…
The counselor told Matt it was normal to be homesick, that he would be concerned if Matt wasn’t homesick.
That’s it, so simple, doesn’t take a lot of words…what is…is normal and expected, allow it.
Matt said that after that his homesickness went away and never came back.
It is simple and so easy to breeze on by, but the powerful peace giving idea that what is…is normal, and needs no fighting or judgment, will heal us just the same, so we can enjoy our vacation here…
What are you homesick about? It’s ok and normal…there is nothing wrong with life or you…
Let us trust that God knows the way.
I love you,