fmf: {belong}

Neither here nor there

Neither here nor there

I saw the prompt this morning and I’ve been thinking about it all day.

We are in this season of transition where we don’t really belong anywhere.

We are leaving here, even if it is temporary.

But we are not yet there.

Friends on both sides are anticipating, on one side – our coming, on the other side – our going.

The house is in upheaval, what is staying…what is going?

We are stuck in the middle…not really belonging anywhere.

I’ve been there a lot.

I’ve moved a lot.

My kids haven’t had to do this thing and so they aren’t quite sure what to do with it, particularly the younger ones.

I was listening to music today and I can’t remember what the song list was…but it had some Aaron Shust and Brandon Heath in it and it reminded me that none of us really belong here.

We are just temporary, passing through, made for something other than this place.

But while we’re still here, I am reminded to enjoy it, live fully, right where we are.


**This post is part of a wonderful flash mob of writers who hook up at Lisa Jo’s on Fridays…except today where we are over at the lovely Crystal Stine’s instead. CLICK HERE  to join in and find out what the fuss is about.


About Lani

With six kids, a farm, a ministry and dreams poking out in every direction I need plenty of grace to keep all the balls in the air. The sweet thing is that when I drop them, that crazy grace of God is there telling me I'm still okay...and you are, too...welcome to this place of grace.


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4 Responses to fmf: {belong}

  1. Sara July 11, 2014 at 9:06 pm #

    Praying you through this transition. Love you!

  2. martha brady July 12, 2014 at 6:37 am #

    i have been here often lani. you expressed it well. you have my prayers during your transition time and sabbatical. i know it will be useful even tho’ it will be an upheaval for sure. the two seem to go together don’t they?
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  3. martha brady July 12, 2014 at 6:39 am #

    my twitter is grittyg
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  4. Courtney July 12, 2014 at 10:10 am #

    Lani, this is simply and beautifully written. I love that you have found peace in the journey and in the “in between.” I suppose we are always taking journeys from one place to another on a daily basis. Brandon Heath’s lyrics have a way of clarifying things for me, too… 🙂 I wish you well on your journey and look forward to learning about when you land. (I love the concept of the “flash mob” of writers for fmf! Love!) Peace, Courtney
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