Today, Lisa-Jo invites us to think about the prompt “home” and to write for 5 minutes… not worrying if it’s just right. This one brought up a lot of thoughts for me, and here is where I settled…
The concept of home changes over our lives.
When we are young, home is where our parents are. We depend on them for food, clothing, a roof over our heads, vacations, fun in the yard, laughter, teaching. Basically, we look to our parents as home for our security. Our big eyes look up at them, just waiting for them to give us wisdom.
When we become teenagers, home is still where Mom & Dad are (no longer Mommy & Daddy). But our perspectives change. We look forward to a NEW home. One where we are in charge. We know it all. And in that knowing, our “home” will be where we are in control (or so we think).
When we get married, home becomes where our spouses are. We take a house and make it a home for them. We have children… and those children see US as their home. We then provide the food, clothing, roof over their heads, vacations, fun in the yard, laughter… teaching.
When we get older and, one by one, we lose people… home again becomes something we are looking forward to. Our home with Jesus. Our earthly home begins to… not really lose its meaning… but we realize that our heavenly home is much more than any home we have ever experienced here on earth.
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