What does home mean to you? I found this writing prompt and thought it was a good thing to sit and cogitate upon. Over the years I have had a lot of homes. Ask my family. Their address books are filled with addresses for us. In total if I include all of the temporary housing and moves in my lifetime I have “lived” in approximately 24 different locations. Now if you divide that by my age in years I have averaged 2.15 years in each place. I guess that is not too bad. A lot of people move. A lot of people stay in the same town and sometimes the same house for most of their lives. Not me!!!
When I think of home I don’t necessarily think of a house. It is more of a feeling. It is where Chris is. It is where the boys used to be. It is kind of just an emotional feeling and not a physical place. There is a song that I love by Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros called Home. The chorus is:
Let me come Home
Home is wherever I’m with you
La la la la, take me Home
Baby, I’m coming Home
Yep. That is what I am talking about!!! You have heard all of the phrases.
- Home is where the heart is.
- A house is made of walls and beams, a home is made of love and dreams.
- Home is not where you live but where they understand you.
- Home is the place where it feels right to walk around without shoes.
- Home is where you can say anything that you please because they do not listen to you anyway.
- There is nothing half as pleasant as coming home again.
- Home is where you hang your head.
- Home is home, be it ever so humble.
- Home is an invention upon which no one has been able to improve.
- Home is where the house is.
What do you consider home? I would love to hear!
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Home is where you go, when you have no where else to go. Superb post Beth Ann. Oh yeah, btw does the word GYPSY ring a bell? 2.5 years indeed. “Brother Loves Travelin’ Salvation Show” did not move as often…see Neil Diamond.
Well, thank you!!! I appreciate your kind words!!! I hope that others feel that way. It is funny how I get an idea about what to write and then the post that I think is so good gets very little “airplay”. And then the silly ones (like yesterday’s!) gets tons of views!!! What’s up with that??? And yes—definitely have had the life of a gypsy, especially right now but it is all good. Our families do not always understand our moving but it has always been another adventure and new friends and better places for the boys. Chris has always joked that we have been corporate gypsies. I am not complaining. 🙂
Oh, Beautiful house/home by the way.
Thanks!!! Be it ever so humble it is home! Probably my favorite house we have lived in—not necessarily the outside appearance or the lot but the inside is perfect for us. And this pic was a couple years ago before we did massive landscaping in the front—it looks funny to me with huge bushes and trees up close to the house.
I used to think of W.Va. as home, because “home is where your mom is.” Then we lived in VA longer than WV, the same house for over 30 years, now this is “home.” But this earth is a temporary home, we’re pilgrims passing through, and what lies on the other shore is our eternal “home,” never more to move. I love your sentiment: with the same man, wherever that happens to be, is home.
You are so right—our heavenly home is going to be so much better!!! So much so that I can not even imagine it!!! Thanks for your sweet comments!!!
Love this post! Remember, our son Ian said “Home is where the cat is.”
I would agree with Ian, also. It does not seem right to be anywhere without the kitties!!! I am well on my way to becoming Crazy Cat Lady!!! 🙂
Home is where I sleep and where my pets live. I love coming home to relax after being gone all day.
Home is where the pets are—that is for sure!!!! Thanks, Karen!
Hi there. Loved this post. I think home is where my hubby and kids are. I could live anywhere as long as they are with me. 🙂
Suzii! Thank you so much!!! I love your sentiments also!!!! Thank you for stopping by!!!
I’m trying to think of how many places I’ve lived. Not as many as you. Three with my birth family. Two in college. One on my own. And four with my husband. So that’s only 10.
Home is the place I go to rest. It is where I belong.
Home is exactly where you belong!!! Thanks for stopping by!!!!! 🙂
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