There’s no place like home. Home is where the heart is. Home sweet home. What does home mean to you? Home to me is where I belong. You belong.
Home is a place. A place to lay your head, stay warm, a place to put your stuff. All the well-known quotes say it best. It’s where we laugh. Where we love. Where we pray. It’s where we cry.
Home is a meaning. For most people, home is where you rest. Peaceful rest. Where you want to be when you’re not well. You want to be in your bed. Under your own covers and have your bathroom. It is also where you want to be when you are happy. Home is a celebration. It is communal. It’s family. Home is warmth. It is a blessing.
Home is where you are always welcome.
Home is preparing meals. For many or just a few. Home is sharing your love with those you adore. Admire. Home is giving of yourself for others.
Laughter. Music. Dancing. Flowers. Home is full of the things you love and more importantly, the people you love.
Home is weenie dogs. (Or any other breed. Or mutt!) For some people, like my daughters, home is where your kitty is.
Dwell. Dwelling. Dwelling-place. Casa. Haus. Maison.
“Home is the nicest word there is.”-Laura Ingalls Wilder
Home is all of this to most people.
“Where thou art, that is home.”-Emily Dickinson
Mark and I just bought a new house. New to us. I would say its our dream home but we built our dream home in 1999 and raised our three children there for twelve lovely years. For the past few years, we have been renting a house and we decided it was time to go home.
As Ram Dass once said, “Were all just walking each other home.”
Home. It is definitely feeling like our home already. Like our ‘home sweet home‘! Every time we take another load of our “stuff” over, it seems to get more comfortable. It is smelling like our place and looking more like our home.
I have been happy everywhere we have lived together in our almost-thirty years of marriage. I think this lovely house will be no different. We have lived in many houses together. Palo Alto was our first. Hali Brooke was our finest and longest. This house will be our eighth and hopefully our last.
There is a sense of accomplishment, pride and admiration for your house you buy and we feel that already. When I walk in the door, I say, “hi, house!” I am full of smiles as I say it. I am truly beaming inside and all smiles on the outside.
The saying is true. My heart is in this place so it must be home.
The movers come Friday and we will lay our head there for the first time. It will be like going home.
“The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.” -Maya Angelou
Sadly, some don’t have this peace of home. I always pray for children and women who don’t feel safe in their own home. I think that is the biggest tragedy besides abuse itself.
I hope for you a feeling of home, whatever that may be to you. A safe, loving place you can enjoy the people you love.
love and blessings~dd
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