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Prompt: Home

We sat on the couch last night and talked to our son about the possibility of home needing to be some place other than North Carolina. This is the only home our nine-year old son has known.

We’ve recently entered a season of uncertainty. And, while grateful for the time to plan and search, we don’t know whether home will still be here in three months time.

The thought, although scary, is also mixed with a weird sense of anticipation. Yet, I know, the more days that roll by without a clear and definitive path in sight, the more fear will threaten to creep into my mind.

For the last couple of weeks, I’ve been reminded that when you strip everything else away, home is not a building or a specific location on a map. Home is a feeling of belonging.

Home is family.
Home is friends.
Home is the soft,cool pillow where you rest your head after a long journey back…

My son’s comment sums up my feelings too. “I would be okay with moving…I would just want to figure out how to bring Jacob (a good friend) with me.”

Yep, me too.

9 thoughts on “Home

  1. courtney

    that’s so cute — wanting to bring Jacob along for the move!
    we’re standing on the cusp of a move as well, uncertainty and living with my parents for the first time in seven years. it’s scary, but I’m coming to realize that remaining comfortable is almost just as scary! it’s nice to meet you, eileen!
    [ I’ve come over for the first time from five minute friday 🙂 ]

  2. Brianna R Wasson

    Oh, how exciting and scary and amazing — all at once! The more places I have lived, the more I am learning what you’ve expressed so well — “home is not a building or a specific location on a map. Home is a feeling of belonging.” And the thought of the cool pillow where you lay your head — I love this truth in a word picture. Ahh — home!

  3. David Rupert

    I have moved plenty in my days and even lived in a motel for 8 months. But there is something to be said about the four walls that I call home — no matter where it is. It’s comforting to have a place with family and the comfort of belonging.

  4. Tracy

    Hi Eileen, We moved a lot when my girls were younger and I told them home is where we all are. So long as we are all together, then we have home. I think it did keep us all from being more rattled than we could have been. Great 5 minutes Eileen
    God bless


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