Emily Belle Freeman
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THIS IS MY JOY

AND MY GREAT REJOICING

What Coming Home Feels Like

Mosiah 21:30 - Mosiah 25:18
"Nevertheless, after much tribulation,
the Lord did hear my cries, and did answer my prayers,
and has made me an instrument in his hands
in bringing so many of you to a knowledge of his truth."
Mosiah 23:10
I wish I could explain to you the last 24 hours.
Signing up at midnight to track the plane en route from Paris to SLC...yes I really did that.
The generated text message I signed up for to receive constant updates about the flight...yes, I really did that too...
The careful placing of yellow balloons, and the Croatian flag, and the Serbian flag, and the yellow ribbons.  The drive to the airport with tears stinging my eyes...has it really been two years?
Really?
45 minutes.
The heart pounding and hands wringing.
 I wonder if I will ever forget the anticipation...
What would he look like?
How would he have changed?
How quickly would the gap from the two years apart become bridged together...
How quickly?
In an instant.
This is what coming home looks like...
 
And what does it feel like?
Peace.
Emily Freeman