Wednesday, September 23, 2009

home sweet home



I saw this little post on decor8 today and I just had to repost part of it here. This is something I think of often, and tried to teach to my little primary kids, and want to continue to teach the 12-18 year old girls I teach.

"Some people grow up and do not have such a sweet home. There is chaos, fighting, illness and many other things that can stand in the way of feeling safe, at peace and happy at home. I think that is one of the best things about being an adult and moving out of the house for the first time. As a young person, you have the chance to create your own Home Sweet Home no matter what your past was like. You can remove the stress and chaos and start anew. You can make decisions that are good ones, so as to safeguard your new found freedom and peace. If you are able to continue this for many years, and you meet someone, fall in love and continue having a relatively peaceful home life then I think you have accomplished a lot in your life. I remember when I was little, I lived next door to a couple who were always fighting. You could here them several houses away! And when I went to visit their daughter, I was surprised at how uncomfortable, even as a little girl, I always felt visiting her. They weren’t screaming when I visited, but this energy and negativity hung in the air like a very bad smell. And it felt thick and suffocating. I always asked her if we could play in the yard instead of inside of the house, I did not like how their home felt."

I have felt this same way before and while I did grow up in a home sweet home as a young girl, I'm grateful that I have the opportunity to give that loving and warm experience to my children and their friends (eventually). Home is our favorite place to be and I hope as my children grow it can stay that way.

image via the wheat field

7 comments:

Lauren Tracy said...

That was sweet. It makes me happy to think that you can make a home sweet home wherever you are. Even if it is a little brick oven. Thanks for making me smile today =)

Trisha said...

Very Sweet!

Abby said...

You put thoughts and feelings into such beautiful words.

I call it the "I can put the garbage cans wherever I want" paradigm....or something.

Isn't it such fun! I love the CREATEivity ivolved in building my own HOME. It's my own world, and there isn't another one like it.

blogbusters said...

I am glad you posted that Carrie! It helps to remind me of how lucky I was growing up and also to remind me to strive just a little harder to make my home peaceful and fun for my children! I Appreciate you!

melissa marie said...

agreed with all of the above. what a good attitude about it.

boo face mcjones said...

amen.

Stephanie J. Robertson said...

I had to come re-read your titles to see what you were talking about and they're not the same at all although feel free to copy whatever you want because I want to copy everything you do as a fabulously together mom of two young boys- so I owe you really.