Growing up – I lived in many different homes – for various reasons…
Parents divorced – Live with Grandma – Mom remarried – Bigger house – Smaller house…..
For as many reasons as moves, I never really had the opportunity to grow “attached” to a house.
Now don’t get me wrong – I’m not knocking those that had the good fortune of growing up in the same house with the same family their entire life.
In fact, I feel a bit of envy! But my life circumstances didn’t provide this, so for that reason I have never grown “attached” to bricks and mortar.
What I do love about my “home” is who I share it with.
It could be a hut, a tent, an igloo, a teepee, a boat, a trailer, a shack, a mansion. It really doesn’t matter.
As long as I get to share it with the people I love….
My friends that are like family…
That is what makes a “house” a “home.”
As we approach Thanksgiving, and I look forward to sharing my home with some of the people I love best, it reminds me of one of the best gifts I’ve ever received from my bestie Jill. Jill hand-painted the sign above in red knowing me so well that she just knew when she saw this saying it was me to a tee.
I love it!!!!
In fact….. I love it so much, Jill had not realized I had recently purchased a similar plaque with the exact same saying just a month prior, as you can see below. 🙂
So how lucky am I?!? I have two signs that express my deepest feelings of home hanging in my home.
Feeling so blessed… Feeling so loved… Feeling so thankful…
On this day before Thanksgiving, I wish for you a home shared with the people you love – whether they be family or friends that are “chosen” family. We really all are one family – right?
Cheers & Thankful Hugs,