Almost There: Searching for Home in a Life on the Move by Bekah DiFelice is a great book about nomadic life.
I can relate to Bekah DiFelice in her book Almost Home. Humorous anecdotes about military life and discovering the meaning of “home.”
As a military wife, I’ve moved five times.
Five times packing up memories, clothes, toys, books, kitchen items. Clearing out pantries and freezers. Having yard sales and donating items we can’t take with us.
It’s stressful living a nomadic life. It’s sometimes depressing feeling homeless.
We arrive at a new location and wonder, “What’s the point of even hanging pictures on the walls or buying curtains for this rental house when we’re leaving soon?”
We crave new friendships only to say goodbye.
As a military family, we learn to cling to each other through deployments and PCSes and other stressors than civilians don’t understand. Movies and books can only give a glimpse. This is our life.
We can find home anywhere. It isn’t necessarily our home of record or where our parents and siblings live. It isn’t where we went to high school.
I feel most at home walking along the cold beaches of Normandy, France, sitting in a café in Paris, eating moules frites in Bruges, gazing at the sunset in Greece.
My four children will most likely grow up scattered to the winds and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Then I can travel and visit and find new ideas for home.
Home is truly where the heart is.
About the Book
On the move . . . again? Wondering when you will “arrive”?
Sometimes God leads people out of familiar territory so he can tell them who they are. That moment you depart, you experience reinvention, renewal, and freedom. You get a redo on the adjectives associated with your name.
Almost There is for those on the move and those who feel restless right where they are. It’s for those who struggle with not belonging, with feeling unsettled, with believing that home is out of their reach, at least for the moment. And Almost There is for those who find themselves in a transient lifestyle they didn’t expect―say, moving across the country for a new job or the military or an opportunity to begin again.
With imaginative storytelling and witty, relatable prose, Bekah DiFelice offers wisdom for those struggling to belong in a world where home is constantly shifting. When our hope of home is rooted in an unchangeable God, we are not uprooted, lost, or made homeless by change. We become found ones on the move.
About the Author
Bekah DiFelice loves strong coffee, her home state of Colorado, and turning strangers into friends. She’s a wife, mom, and writer. You can find her at BekahDiFelice.com, where she shares her story of discovering pieces of home in the most unlikely places.
Tyndale House Publishers provided me with a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.