Dear mom on furlough,
You did it. You packed up your life overseas for a short season to head back home for a few months or a year or more.
Whether you call it home assignment or furlough or itineration, you landed in your passport country. You are back where you started your missions journey.
Back with family, friends, supporters and flavored coffee creamers.
The fast food is faster, the bathrooms are cleaner and the grass looks greener than what you remembered in your “almost to furlough” dreams.
You survived a term in another land and only you really know how hard you had to work to get to where you sit right now.
You are stronger, more aware and so much deeper than you were before you left.
You are bruised, weaker and more fragile than you ever thought you’d be or know how to express.
You walk a tightrope between worlds for you, your husband and your kids.
I know. I understand the pressure you feel and the breaking points you hit each day.
The first time in the American carpool line and thinking you aren’t like these other moms.
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