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Saturday, October 10, 2009

Home is where you hang your heart

Home, the spot of earth, supremely blest,
A dearer, sweeter spot, than all the rest,
~ Robert Montgomery

My home is my sanctuary, not just a place to hang up my coat or do the laundry. It is where everything I am has a place. While our little house on the prairie is as 'plain as a mule', it is indeed Home. Many are the things I would change about my little house except for the feeling I have when I come back from a trip. I feel welcome here, my bed knows me. If it were not for the complications that weather and birds pose, my bedroom would have no roof. Sleeping under the stars would be ideal, but a window next to my bed will suffice. 

Material goods are things we often attach sentimental value to. I know that when I leave this earth I take only my soul and lessons learned. However, there are so many little joys that attach themselves to material things. Whilst I'm here I cherish the things left to me by my ancestors. Odds and ends, while meaningless to others, mean a lot to me. Flowery, old china I've collected that once belonged to names unknown, African violets, the many things made & given to me by my sister, bridles that hang in the barn when not in use - they have all know good horses. When my Master calls, all of what I possess down here means nothing, but until then I'll enjoy and care for the many blessings that make a house my home. I wait for Heaven, but for now ... home is where I hang my heart.


K-Falls Farmgirl Cheryl said...

You have captured what "Home Should be" Perfectly. Great to be a follower now and Thanks for adding my blog to your list. I will be settling in here to see what great things you are doing.. Thank you for sharing.

BittersweetPunkin said...

What a wonderful post and that describes my sentiments exactly. I have a fondness for well worn things, things that tell a story of a past life or things that evoke fond memories of a time or place long gone.

Stacey said...

This is a wise post and I think you said exactly what is in my heart too. I often look around my home and wonder if I'm supposed to love these things so much...but I do. I love to take care of everything in this house and on our property. It's our home.