I LOVE my HOME..no it's not fancy, large, new or updated with the latest, but it's certainly where my heart is......
Our Red Front Door
Our Front Porch.....
When I'm strolling around walmart, chatting with my kids, getting the things our household needs I often find myself visualizing HOME. I like it here....I'm well aware that Handsome Hubby and myself live a lifestyle just outside the normal boundaries....one income, homeschooling, conservative and generally frugal living and our home certainly wouldn't grace the cover of HOME magazine, but it's ours, it's comfy, and it's full of life.
I get comments about how I like to keep our house "clean". I don't like messy and my house is usually messy during the day, but I like things put in their place after we've finished with school.
It's satisfying.... It's kind of like not going to bed mad. I also like Handsome Hubby to come home to a relatively orderly house. My home also appeals to me because Handsome Hubby lovingly provides it for us.
Yes, there are things I would like to have, a utility room and more closet space , to name a few, but I like it here. There was a time I felt intimidated because several of our friends/family seem to have more "stuff" than us. My belief is that if we want more stuff, we would have to make some sacrifices in our life style to have newer car, bigger house, $$ hobbies, exotic vacations, etc. Sacrifices we aren't willing to make. I like Homeschooling, like being at home, etc. Not ready to trade for more stuff. Don't get me wrong, in the event some catastrophe hit, I would work my hardest not to let us go under financially. But just to have more "stuff". No.
I figure, at the end of my life, I probably am not going to say, I wish I would have spent less time away from my kids so we could have drove a newer car, bought a bigger house, etc.
Just guessing, since I haven't been on my death bed yet.
I want to strive to keep God and my family at the top of my priority list. Sometimes I let ME get in the way. Home is more than House, obviously, it's our faith, our friends, our family...and my HEART is definitely there.