Hi Peace Family! Jami Mayberry here and there’s an old saying, “You can never go home again.” I disagree. Now, things won’t be like they were when you were a child because life changes and grows. But I encourage you to go visit your childhood places again. In early June I am going home to Amarillo, Tx to see my mom and family. I haven’t been home in 4 years. Not since I had cancer. I am really looking forward to seeing my old grade school, church, house, etc and where I grew up. You know what I find often is the places seem so big in our minds and memories and when we see them again we think, “Wow, that building is smaller than I remember!”
It can have a wonderful impact on your life, as far as seeing how far God has brought you.It’s amazing to me. I bet He has done a great work in your life and heart since you were a child. You are a work of art on His canvas. If you are feeling stuck or a little down it helps to look at how far you’ve come.
It also gives me a chance to visit my grandparent’s graves and pay my respects. They really took us kids in and helped raise us. I had a special bond with my grandmother. She was my rock and the best Christian in the family. She taught me about Jesus. Many times she and I would be the only ones to go to church on Sundays. I treasure those times. If you are blessed enough to know your grandparents and have them be a part of you or your kids lives get busy making memories!
I am having lunch with two of the teachers that made the biggest impact on my life. I haven’t seen them since I was 12 years old. Mrs. Pedigo and Mr. Brock were role models for me. I don’t think they realize how God used them in such a powerful way in my life. I am going to get the chance to tell them. I thank God for that and I pray that it will bless them to see one of their students come back to say thank you. That is what it’s all about. Touching lives and doing it unto the Lord.
So, go home if you haven’t been lately. See the old familiar places and be sure and stop and tell those that influenced you that you appreciate them. You might just make their day!