The other night on my way home from work, my mind went on a trail of thoughts that suddenly brought me to that question. As I drove, I pondered it. And the list of answers I came up with made me smile. I felt like it was a good representation of my personality and interests.
Where do I feel at home?
- Reclining in the couch at home with a child in my arms
- Sitting on the floor at my parents’ house while my Mom rubs my head
- Quietly sitting in the chapel at church or the temple
- Walking through elementary schools
- Browsing the local library
- Talking with parents in the waiting room of a therapy clinic
- In conversation with a child
- In nature with a camera in my hands
- In view of mountains
- In my husband’s presence
Where do you feel at home? Where do you feel like your true self? Completely at ease and comfortable? And like all is right with the world?
That was very thought provocating. (I owe you a head rub when you come :-). I will add to the list:
When saying my private prayers.
What a beautiful thought! And so poignant too. For me, I feel at least slightly uncomfortable almost everywhere (true story) so the places I feel completely at home are very few. I shall have to think on this one.
I’ll take you up on that, Ma! :) And thank you for your addition. That’s beautiful.
Thank you, Charlotte!
And it’s interesting to hear you say that… One of the thoughts I had in my trail to that question was about the fact that I feel uncomfortable in most places, too. So then I tried to think of where I *didn’t* feel like that. It’s encouraging to know I’m not the only one who feels like that. I assumed everyone else was at ease at all times.
I’d love to hear what you come up with after thinking on it!
Maybe singing bedtime songs to Elora and Josh while I’m nursing Jonah in their room at night? But only if everyone is being good and listening.
Or in a bedroom sitting in a pool of light coming from the window, with no distractions..maybe reading a book to Elora.
Snuggling and smelling a baby.
In my husband’s embrace.
Playing or creating artwork with my kids.
Singing to music, dancing and acting goofy with my husband and kids.
Christmas morning with my husband and kids.
Walking along the Puget Sound waterfront and smelling the fresh salty sea air.
When I am in the presence of the Lord.
It is hard to feel it with a lot of distractions, isn’t it?
Awww, what a beautiful list. Thank you for sharing!
Home is where the Heart and love are.