Some are silly:
"There are far more good radio stations in America than in South Africa."
"McDonalds is far more appealing in South Africa than in America."
But some have some depth:
"You can have 2 homes at the same time and miss both equally."
This was one feels particularly poignant right now. We've been back to the USA for a week now. Some things feel different- driving, stores opened/closed, number of options, streets changed- but much of it has remained the same, especially relationships. It's always amazing that the relationships we forged over years here still continue with great depth. But now I miss Cape Town. The Academy boys, practice everyday, our house, Ocean View, GRANNY!!!!, our churches there, and other small things. However, all year I long for some of my favorite people and things in America. Both places feel like home. One is a little more broken in, and both are special.
I'm very thankful it's like this. We certainly aren't miserable in Cape Town. We have great community and a great life there. But it all works because we have amazing community, support, and love here in North Carolina. It's really like we are double blessed!