Friday, July 10, 2009

What makes a home?

If home is where the heart is,
What distinguishes it from a house?
While one can spin a thousand tales,
The other merely serves as shelter.
A home is filled with life and vitality,
While a house is but a structure.
The latter, built with boards and nails,
Repels all of nature’s trauma.
A home, much different indeed, is full of kin.
Love, pulsing through a home,
Is but the essence of its being.
Cement, holding steadfast a house,
Is but a common hardened mixture.
Absorbed with the tradition of a lifetime,
A home is where you thrive.
Pounded with nails of steel,
A house is where you reside.
What makes a home a home?
What makes a house a house?
The simple matters in life,
Delved from our inner soul,
Can answer these pressing question.
Home is where the heart is,
The heart makes a home a home.
Praise the LORD! Our house on Lenwood finally closed and we've moved. I can't even express the relief and sense of peace we feel now that we are somewhere more affordable. I struggled with leaving the memories of Lenwood but thanks to my dear friend Theresa and her words of wisdom I now realize that our house doesn't make our family, we do.

1 comment:

Theresa Rushing said...

I am so glad that you guys got moved. Thanks for the shout out, you are sweet. You will find that your next home will be just as special as the last because of who is in it with you. We miss you guys. Love you.