Monday, June 15, 2009
No place like home...
My boy is HOME from band leadership camp! Whoo hoo! When I came in from work just after 4:00 pm on Thursday, he was fast asleep on his bed. He was very busy last week; he has slept well for several days!
Home...where is that for you? Is it the house/apartment/dorm/structure where you reside? Is it the town or city you are in now; or the one that you grew up in? Many of you have lived several places, where do you consider your 'home'?
While working at the library, I have told many people that it feels like 'home'. So, what does that mean? For me, it means the place where I feel comfortable being myself. I don't mind being there, I enjoy it.
The physical structure I live in is also my 'home.' I feel very grateful that Ricky had built our house a few years before we even met. It is neat that we are the only ones who have lived here. I have never had that before; in fact, I have never lived in one place for this many years!
The first house I remember was in Tacoma, WA. I think I was about 3 years old when we moved into it, and lived there until I went in to 5th grade. It was a HUGE house that sat up above the street. I can remember all the rooms and many of the details of that house. Not all of the memories are good ones, but most are of carefree days playing, riding my tricycle, or walking to my school. Recently, I found the house using Google street view. A few minor changes have been made to the outside of the house, but basically, it is how I remember it. That was 'home' number one....