A Place to Land: A Story of Longing and Belonging - Kate Motaung
So was I heading home? Or not? The conflicting voices in my head kick-started a long-lasting soul search.
Kate Motaung watched "home" slip away again and again—through her parents' divorce, a foreclosure, two international moves, ten rental homes in ten years, and her mother's terminal battle with cancer. Add in the challenge of a cross-cultural marriage, and Kate was constantly adapting to a new environment. When home is supposed to be synonymous with love and comfort and safety, unpredictable and unwelcome life events—even the chosen but challenging ones—can shake you to your core.
"But maybe this tension is how it's supposed to be," Kate writes. "Perhaps we're supposed to squirm in discomfort and groan with longing for the only place where moths and cancer 'do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.'"
Journey with Kate to two continents—North America and Africa—as she faces one of life's great mysteries: no matter where we go or what we do, this world is not our home.