Blog Every Day in November is a challenge hosted by Elizabeth of Rosalilium a lifestyle blog. The topic for today is Home sweet home.
This is an interesting topic. I am not going to treat it as a virtual tour either in writing or pictures. Instead I shall write the thoughts I had about what home means to me.
I lived in the same house for the first eighteen years of my life and then in the holidays while I was a student. For a long time afterwards, that was the only house to feature in my dreams. I knew other houses well. I had spent one week every year for twenty years in my grandparents’ house. I did occasionally dream about that, but it was always in the context of a passageway which did not exist! Perhaps I was confusing fiction with a real place.
After that as a young married person, I moved a few times in a few years. None of those addresses became the fabric of my dreams. A place we lived for almost ten years did. In fact I only began to dream about it after we had moved away.
When we had just moved here I went to the local Women’s Institute and one of the members said something wise about what home meant. I cannot remember her exact words. Something along the lines of bringing your home with you, perhaps. It often is the responsibility of a wife and mother to set the atmosphere in the home.
While it is a great thing to have a comfortable home, our ultimate home is not in this world. Philippians 3:20