#AprilLove2016 Dear home…

Dear Home

Aside from one place when I was growing up this is the longest time I have ever spent anywhere. In any town, let alone house.

And you truly have become my home, my husband and my dog are here – and they are what makes home for me.

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Are there things I would change? Oh yes, for starters, my ideal home would have a lot less stuff in it, but my darling likes lots of things around him.

I hate the town too.

The point is, this is where I can just be me. I can heal here, rest here and create too.

I love recognising my neighbours and nodding, smiling and waving at them as we pass each other. Calling good morning as I walk Buster.

I love walking in and knowing that I don’t have to go anywhere or do anything for the rest of the day, I can kick off my shoes and curl up on the sofa with my two boys. No-one expects anything from me, aside from love and affection. That I can manage.

I love the quilts piled on the bed and the sofa, made by either me (in my craftier times) or my mum, creating a cosy cocoon of warmth.

I love knowing where to go for yoga; a good massage; the swimming pool up the road; local friends; going to my band; my flute teacher; knowing great places to walk Buster; a trustworthy mechanic – worth his weight in gold. Still trying to find a good handyman though.

I love curling up in a comfy spot with tea and a good book.

This is the first time in my adult life that I have had this, a settled sense of groundedness, a chance to put down some roots.

I love you home. I love my home with my two favourite boys.

Love, Jen

This is contributing towards the April Love 2016 project.

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5 Comments

  1. Being at home with my two cats, sitting on my bed studying, watching my favorite T.V. programs and listening to music are very much home to me. Going for a walk every morning in the park is very much home to me too, because I have a park right close to my house. Home is where you want home to be.

  2. I do not even drive at all. I have walked very long distances from my house anyway. If I find that a place is too far for me to walk, I either take a taxi or a bus. If it is in the evening, I definitely take a taxi, because I do not want to walk alone at night in the dark. Walking is suppose to be good for you. It is better than running.

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