Friday, June 17, 2011

Five Minute Friday - Home

So, TODAY is Friday, not yesterday, even though I kept thinking that yesterday was and was very disappointed to not find FMF on Gypsy Mama yesterday.

But, I came back again and am going to link up with her.

So, here we go!

Five Minute Friday!

The rules?  Write for 5 mins without stopping to edit or correct.

The topic?  Home!



Home is a very interesting concept to me.  I mean, what does home really mean?  I remember being a teenager in my own house wishing that I could go home.  Where was that illusive home that I wanted to escape to?  I had no idea (and still don't) but I knew that it wasn't where I was at the time!

Our home, the house where we live, is very different from any body else's in my family, so they have a hard time seeing our house...our living arrangements as home.

But I do.

Within these four walls lives 7 people plus a room mate, who is here 3 nights out of the week.  No one sleeps alone.  Everyone ('cept the roomer) shares a bed or at least a room with someone else.  That is a foreign thought to the rest of my family.  My mom and dad knock around alone in a huge house, my brother lives alone in his house, and my sister and her husband live apart in their house.  We are the only ones that live this close.

Close enough to touch.

Close enough to hug.

Close enough to love.

Living this close together means that you really get to know everyone else.  There is no hiding, and no running away.  We are always together and always feeling-hearing-seeing what the other is going through.

My goal is that our children never have that sense of wanting to go 'home' when they are inside these four walls.

My hope is that if you ever get to come and visit our home, you will feel right at home, right away.

My desire is that you would feel the love that we share in our home for one another seep out and cover you, too.


Wow!  I think I was burning up the keyboard there!  Wonder what came out today...

1 comment:

  1. I am totally addicted to five minute fridays. It is amazing the stuff that comes out.