Where is Home?

Posted on Apr 21 2014 - 8:44am by Heather Brummett

where is home

home

 via Webster’s Dictionary 

noun \ˈhōm\

: the place (such as a house or apartment) where a person lives

: a family living together in one building, house, etc.

: a place where something normally or naturally lives or is located

But where is HOME? Since we moved, I have used this word a lot. The place we live is our home. The house we came from is home. The town we came from is home. Our old church is home. Mama’s house is home. Our new town is home. Our new house is home.

When we travel “home” to Houston, I use the word a lot. We are excited to “go home” to visit. Stay with grandparents at “home”. When it is time to go back to Louisiana, I say it is “time to go home”.

But where is home? I think it is where you WANT to be, where you are comfortable. Home is where my family is. Home is with the people I love, wherever that may be.

There is something special about going home. My heart is happy knowing a trip home is coming up. My heart is happy at home. It is comfortable. It is safe. It is being surrounded by love.

Do you know the song “This world is not my home.” We are all on our journey to our final and eternal home. It gives me peace when I do not know where my home is.

Right now, I am torn with with my home is. Is it here? Is it there? Is it anywhere? Is it everywhere?

This past trip home felt different. I realized I was changing. Our old town was not our “home” anymore. Things that were once so comfortable to me, were not comfortable anymore. I was actually excited to go back to our current “home”. It is now my comfortable place. We have MADE it home. I realized this weekend what progress I have made! (Have I made progress, or have things just changed? That is a topic for another time. )

You may have many homes here on earth or maybe nowhere feels like home to you. I understand! Where is home? It is where your heart, love, and God is! Home is where you make it. Home can be ANYWHERE.

Where is home for you? What does home mean to you?

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  1. Mimi April 21, 2014 at 2:48 pm - Reply

    I think I’ve come to that same place, too. I’ve started to settle in and seems it might come time for us to have to move again. =( I know going back “home” isn’t going to feel the same, but I can’t stay here. Right now, I’m not sure where home is.

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