Coffee for Your Heart- Home with You

Winter watercolors robin cropped

Home with You 

By Susie Teramura

 

It’s Spring Break,

 My boy

Is home and the

House is full,

My heart is

Full too.

But soon enough

He is off again towards

All you have planned

For him,

And I look at my others,

Born in Your heart but

Now somehow

Rooted into mine,

And I know deep inside,

They will follow him

Out that door and

Onto more of You,

And so the happy and sad slide down

Into the deeper parts.

I will forever be

Attached to these

My favorites

In all the world.

 

Bringing this raw

To You

For help and

For thoughts

I am seeing, hearing

And knowing,

 

That it is in the going

That we grow,

It is in the trusting,

That we find ourselves

Nearest to Your heart,

Where we can hear

You breathing,

And feel Your skin

Wrapped around us,

 

And that these precious ones

And I have something

In common,

We each are on a road

Toward more,

More of

You,

And that’s where it’s at

Being with You,

That’s where the party is,

The life,

And rest,

You are

Our food and drink,

Our every satisfaction,

Our everything,

So though our roads

Look different,

We are all

Headed home,

To You.

You are

 Home.

 

And so as his car

Rolls out of sight,

And I head back inside to face

What’s left to do,

I hear you talking

To my soul

Of your deep love,

For me

And for my boy

And my sweet girls,

Still here,

Quietly, I feel your hand wrap

Around mine.

It’s going to be ok

We will be home

Altogether,

With You

Someday.

 

John 14:1-4

“Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me. There is more than enough room in my Father’s home. If this were not so, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you? When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am. And you know the way to where I am going.”

 

Isaiah 46:4

Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you.

10 thoughts on “Coffee for Your Heart- Home with You

  1. Susie,
    I just can’t wait to read your words every week and see your beautiful art! I love robins and we don’t often see them much here in Central Florida — I saw a group of them in January and I know they head back north early to bring spring there first!

    But your thoughts about your son are so poignant and beautiful. I can imagine it’s hard to see him head out of your nest to test the waters on his own and that must be bittersweet, but knowing God has all of your thoughts and feelings wrapped in his own deep love of you is so calming. I love this — “it’s in the going that we grow” — so true for all of us no matter where we’re going or what we’re leaving!

    Susie, I always ponder your thoughts and so enjoy my time in your online home, friend! xo

    1. Hi Valerie- I didn’t know that about the robins! We have so many! a happy sign of spring ! 🙂 I am going away this weekend with my college roommates for fun and I find I don’t like to “go”! so thinking about that- how God has often used these time I separate for a little to grow me and my dependence on Him! If only I could be as brave as you and your big adventure this summer! 🙂 Can’t wait to hear about it and see your pictures too! I often feel like I am in France or some pretty European place when I am reading your blog and I just love it! Thanks so much for visiting with me today 🙂 So grateful!

  2. This is so beautiful and heartfelt! “It is in the trusting, That we find ourselves Nearest to Your heart,” is something I need to hear daily. My trust issues get the best of me sometimes :). Watching my daughter’s car drive away can be so difficult. Her growth and independence can put me in an ugly state of panic and worry. I can so relate to you here! Thanks for the encouragement.

  3. Aww my girls are still pretty young so I can’t imagine what the day will be like when they are out of the house. Your words give me hope and a reminder that one day we will all be together forever!

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