Weekly Photo Challenge: Home
I moved so many times, been to so many places and said goodbye to so many people I cared about that my concept of home is no longer the same as the one I always thought of us a child.
People constantly remind me, “Home is where your heart is.“ True that where we are happy now whether alone or with friends and family is our home but somehow I always felt that a piece of myself stayed in every home that I’d been too. The beautiful memories of the times I shared with the people who lived in them I will always carry with me.
Perhaps home is even in our hearts because in it we carry all the joys we experienced in this lifetime. Within and around it we built our dreams and wishes. In its four chambers dwells the love, laughter, memories and happiness we shared and hope to share in the years to come. For as long as it beats, that home continues to provide light, warmth and comfort for those who seek refuge under its roof.
Last Thursday, my sister finally arrived in Connecticut from the Philippines. She will create a new home of her own with her husband in California after spending 34 wonderful years in a home me and the rest of my siblings shared before we travelled to different places in search for our dreams.
Before she left the country, I told my sister, “Spend as much time with our family. Cherish every moment with mom and dad because once you leave you will realized how much you will miss them and that whatever time we spent with them was never enough.” She replied, “I will Manong.” I do hope that she did because I know now that once we choose a path away from our childhood home, there is no turning back. We can revisit. We can look at old photographs. We can even Skype to bridge the distance and Google our physical address to remind us that it is still there but it will never be the same.
Thanks for sharing your day with me. I hope it inspired you to create as much happy memories in your home.
What is “home” to you? Is there a home in your past you wish to revisit one day?
Wishing you all a home that is full of love, peace and joy. A home where laughter echoes to every corner of your heart.
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