I find myself traveling a lot in this season of my life and although I love being in new places and experiencing new things, it always comes down to this….
There’s no place like home.
After living out of a suitcase, and being in a car or in airplanes for hours on end, there’s no place I’d rather be.
Home is where my center is.
Although none of them has ever lived at this particular address and two of my three sons and their families have yet to see the house in person, this is where I’ve gathered all their photos.
And this is where I pray for them.
However, my favorite room is this one.
It’s where I experiment, it’s where I keep the things that visually inspire me. It will fill up and change and evolve during the time I live in this house, an ever-changing canvas of a room. For the first time in my entire adult life I predict longevity in this home so this space won’t be boxed up and moved anytime soon…..or at least, not to my knowledge on this particular day.
So yes, even though packing the suitcase is always exciting and seeing people who don’t physically live with me is always welcome, in the end, there’s no place I’d rather be than in this home, with the person I share it with!
And of course, this guy too!
I really love this. I think when people retire & find the place they choose to live, Home takes on a whole new meaning.
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So true Donna, and owning the home makes a difference also…for so many years we were required to live in base houses.
Oh wow, I am more happy than ever now, having had the privilege of actually visiting you in your home and seeing these rooms and collections and decorations and meeting at least ONE of your “housemates”!!
I completely understand why you love it so much.
However, it does make a trip to Washington state seem a bit far-fetched. Oh well, I can dream….
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We have a wedding to go to in Seattle on June 30th but it’s at the end of a long time away that starts in Michigan the previous week and as my husband often reminds me, he does have a j.o.b and doesn’t have unlimited vacation time like he did during his one year of “retirement!” 🙂 How far are you from Seattle?
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