As you can tell, I've been thinking a lot about "Home" lately -- what it means in terms of a physical space, and what it means for me emotionally. I remember heading away to college and grad school and feeling HOMESICK -- that emptiness and loneliness in the pit of your stomach that tells you that you're far away from anyone who matters to you.
I haven't been feeling homesick (though I do miss California and my extended family), and I figured out it's because home is where my husband and kids are. If we're all together, then I'm okay. Isn't that a great feeling?
On one of my last substitute teaching days for my kids' school, the kindergarteners were watching "Finding Nemo," and a line from the movie perfectly captured my feelings. Dory, the fish with the short-term memory problems, tells Marlin, "I look at you and I'm home."
If that doesn't bring tears to your eyes...!!!
Your assignment: Join me in creating a page with the title, "I look at you and I'm home." I'll finish and post mine as soon as I get my boxes all sorted out!
Words from the Wise:
"A house is made of walls and beams: A home is built with love and dreams."
"Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in."
"Home is where you can say anything you please, because no one pays any attention to you anyway."