Sunday, March 15, 2009

Homesick

Manila is great, busy, exciting and as energetic as I am but truth to tell I am longing for home. Sure I miss my kids, but more than seeing them and dealing with the day to day needs I want my routine back. I want to wake up and walk Mouse on the beach as the sun peeks over North Head showering Rangitoto in golden light heavy with the promise of a new day. I want peace to comtemplate the gifts given to me and prepare myself for the blessings of the new day. I want to hear the gentle rush of waves upon sand, not the blare of traffic and the dicordant blast of angry horns.
I want to banter with my colleagues and attempt to raise their energy levels by a degree or two by being impossibly bouncy. I want to stand on the veranda outside the office with a coffee in hand and listen to the general hustle and bustle of the place. I want to go to my normal weekly things, Pilates, Spin, Social Knitting and Rangers. All those things are part of who I am and without them I am beginning to feel a little adrift. Staying up til 4am dancing isn't really who I am although it has been a lot of fun. Not so much fun getting up at 6am because my body won't reset itself.
Still I am not complaining, just sharing, after all in ten days I will be back in NZ and the threads of my life there will seamlessly be interwoven into the part of God's grand tapestry that has been created from my vist here. I know that I have things to learn from this visit even if I'm not entirely sure what they are yet.

12 comments:

Danette said...

Alison~
I know it's all part of the journey of your life. I can sure understand your homesickness though! Your usual routine sounds wonderful. And no matter how much fun new and exotic places are, there's still "no place like home"!
10 days and counting down!

Willow said...

Yes, I know the feeling of just wanting the routine back. Enjoy your last week away--but I know you're counting the days!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

At least you are on the homeward stretch - 10 days will pass in no time at all!

Channon said...

There's no place like home. Hope the next few days pass quickly. I'm betting home misses you even more!

Tracy said...

It's a funny thing with being away...at first it's great to have a change of scene, a chance of pace...But then on almost missed the usual routine of things of everyday life--LOL! Glad all is going well and you are enjoying yourself...But how sweet it will be to be home again, eh? Happy Days ((HUGS))

Kitty said...

I admire your attitude enormously. I'm sure the kids can't wait to have you back. x

Renee said...

There's no place like home. :)

LizzieJane said...

It is lovely to go away for a while but it is oh so nice to come home. I know exactly how you feel, it is nice to have a daily routine even though at times it gets boring there is nothing better.
x

Adrienne said...

You always have such a refreshing disposition ... so positive ~ being away from home for an extended period of time is tough.

I have to admit ... I'd miss your usual routine too - sounds wonderfu!

lucky knitter said...

Have a safe trip back home.

Woolly Stuff said...

Oh, I know what you mean! Holidays are nice, but home is almost always better. Almost always.

Jane said...

Not long now, its funny how we crave change and yet we can't wait for normality. Jane x