Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Feels Like Home to Me…

Home…
     where you hang your hat. 
            where your heart is.
                  where everybody knows your name.

My husband visited his childhood home of Tampa recently, and though he hasn’t lived there since 1993, he said “It still just feels like home in a way”

And I totally understood what he meant.

There are a few sacred places that I treasure deep in my heart and will always feel like Home to me.  I can ride over a Lowcountry bridge and feelings from 1996 can come rushing back.  The smells, the sounds, a song, a certain food.  And I am brought to that place…full of so many memories.

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It feels like home to me, it feels like home to me…

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It feels like I'm all the way back where I come from…

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It feels like home to me, it feels like home to me…

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It feels like I'm all the way back where I belong
(And yes… I know that song is being sung about a person…
but it just captures what I feel)

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And this sacred place has certainly made the list. 
There are memories made here that will be etched on my heart for eternity.  It will forever feel like home to me.

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I can’t help but tear up wondering if my children will even remember this place that is so dear…. will this make their list of places that “feel like Home” to them?

Sadly, I know the answer is… probably not. 
They will have very few memories of our life here. 

But it feels like Home to me. 

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Yet I am confident that this place will quickly feel like home as well.

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I find even greater hope knowing that
though these places surely feel like home to me….
That truly…. I am not home yet.

“I have gone to prepare a place for you” John 14:2

Thanks for peeking into my heart for a minute…
What are the places that feel like home for you?

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6 comments:

  1. What a great post! Greenville has taken awhile to feel like home. Every time we went to visit friends and family in the D.C. area I told my husband I was going home. He was so happy when this became home.

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  2. I moved from Tampa in 1993 too...I was 12 :). I went back last summer, and I totally get that it still feels like home. Even though I have now lived here longer than I lived there. I'm sure you'll find your niche and soon feel at home in DC. Although we will miss you in NC!

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  3. Moving is so tough... y'all will find your place in DC and it will feel like home soon! But please come back & visit us often! There will always be a "home" for y'all here, too!

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  4. Thanks for a great post. It's great to be able to identify with your feelings about the Lowcountry. Charleston was my home at one time too. I lived there for 27 years and there is definately something about crossing the Leeds Ave/Ashley River bridge when I'm coming into town off 526 heading into West Ashley. I take a deep breath and smell the marsh and salt water and feel my body relax!

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  5. Lovely post with a beautiful and hopeful ending. I look forward to seeing you in heaven if not before!

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  6. I am another Tampa hometowner! Honestly, though...it doesn't feel like home anymore. Wonder why?

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