“Where we love is home-home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.” Oliver Wendell Holmes
I’ve been thinking about “home” a lot lately. I’m not entirely certain why. Or which “home” I’m longing for. My physical one down in sunny F.L.A. Or my spiritual one in Heaven. Maybe a little of both. And, I surely hope that there is LOTS of sunshine and sand in Heaven. But that’s another post for another day… One of my new favorite blogs is here. Her blog name really speaks to me. It reminds me that we are all just travelers, whether our journey is from the South to the North or from now to then. And I appreciate those reminders. It’s so easy to get stuck in a rut, or worse, fall into a ditch along the way from here to there, isn’t it?
My Sweetchildren don’t yet know what it means to be travelers along the road of this life, other than their flights down to Florida to see The Nana and Captain Ahab. Some of that is because of my Sweetboy’s limited ability (for a time!) to see beyond the “now”. And some of it is because his sister is… well… four. But, I want them to know that they are travelers in this life. I want them to find joy in the journey. I want them to carve out a sense of purpose for their lives here and now. I desperately want them to travel this life with as little baggage as possible. And I want them to know that “wherever they go, there they are.” And how to “bloom where they’re planted“. And all those good thangs!
But most of all, I want them to yearn for “home”. And if we are so blessed, may our children’s idea of “home” be wherever we are, while still alive and breathing. And where we finally will be when we’re not. Yes indeedy.