Monday, April 5, 2010

It's good to be home

Do you have a home that was home for a long time while you were growing up? A place that when you think of childhood, you think of very specific streets where you use to ride your bike? I do. I grew up in one town my entire childhood, so for me it is not hard to quickly go back to those familiar places in my mind; and this past week we went back there in real life. My kids got to play with cousins, nanas, and papas...something they do not get to do very often. But just like I always feel, pulling back up in my driveway after being away feels good. It's the "new home" for me and the only home my kids know, and I like that. I like that they miss home while they are away, and that as they stretch while stepping out of the car after the long trip back they have smiles on their faces. It's good to be home.


Amy

8 comments:

Between You and Me said...

if it's possible to miss someone that you really don't know...then you've been missed! :) Glad you had a great visit with family...

visits are wonderful...but it is always good to pull back up in your own driveway and sleep in your own beds...

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Such a wonderful picture of your beauties!

Have a happy new week, Amy.
xo

sara said...

What a great post and a sweet picture. Hope you and your family had a wonderful Easter weekend!

Richella said...

And what a BEAUTIFUL home you're creating for them, Amy! I just love the thought of kids growing up with the thought of a loving and gracious home emblazoned on their hearts. It's amazing to think that God trusts us to give our children a foretaste of heaven, isn't it?

Hope you had a wonderful Easter!

The Starr Family said...

As a child, I could always feel the bumps and know how close to home we were.... still feel that same sense of relief/relaxation as I pull in our drive!

Jemsmom said...

We just got home today from a visit to Florida this weekend and I can't wait to go climb in my own bed. Jemma said it best when we pulled in. "Mommy, Daddy... we are home sweet home!"

That pictures is awesome!! Can't believe we didn't make the top ten in "angles" with these gorgeous kids of ours!!! :-)

Ruth H. said...

I just discovered your blog...can't remember how I got here, but I'm glad I did. I, too, am a wife to an engineer who wishes he were a carpenter. Oh, the fun we've had! I just finished taking your home tour, and I was very impressed. Your engineer is very, very good! Mine was so burnt out by our last remodel, he's been taking a "break" on our current home...which means he went crazy building a ginormous playscape and landscaping. If I had a nickel for every time I've been asked to help pull wires. Oh, and I laughed my head off reading about your foyer remodel. That ladder up to the second floor sounds very familiar!

Anyway, glad to see that I'm not the only one out there married to a remodelaholic engineer!

Jessica Morris said...

I have fallen in love with you this evening :)
I have read through your current posts to this one while watching a (boring!!) movie with the hubs and you are so cute, sweet and I just love how your radiate Christ through your writing!

This post was especially touching to me - I lived in the same place for most of the first 19 years of my life and then got married and moved away 5 years ago and have lived in 3 different states since then! "Home" is a special place :)

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