Tuesday, November 5, 2013

What Is a Home?


What Is a Home?

A roof to keep out the rain.





Four walls to keep out the wind.
Floors to keep out the cold.


Yes, but home is more than that.
It is the laugh of a baby, the song of a mother, the strength of a father.


{My Great Great Grandparents }

{My Grandpa Jack on his horse Pip.}


Warmth of loving hearts, light from happy eyes, kindness, loyalty, comradeship.
Home is first school and first church for young ones, where they learn what is right, what is good, and what is kind.
Where they go for comfort when they are hurt or sick.
Where joy is shared and sorrow eased.
Where fathers and mothers are respected and loved.
Where children are wanted.
Where the simplest food is good enough for kings because it is earned.
Where money is not so important as lovingkindness.

Where even the teakettle sings from happiness.
That is home.
God bless it.

~Ernestine Schuman-Heink



Hope you have a lovely day!

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~Julia




12 comments:

Valerie Kueter said...

I always catch my breath every time I see glimpses of your incredible backyard view. Beautiful post, friend. Hugs!

Heather said...

Lovely Julia - all of those things speak of home to us as well - though we don't enjoy the blessing of living in the country, we enjoy the simple life right here - just outside of town!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this post today Julie! I needed this reminder! Your words are always so wise! ~Dani

Nadine said...

Lovely photos and words to go with them!

Blessings,
Nadine

Bevy @ Treasured Up and Pondered said...

Lovely...just lovely. I may have to borrow this poem sometime. I have read parts of it before. Especially that line of "where even the teakettle sings of happiness".

I actually thought of that line while making hot chocolate for my Little's this morning.

Enjoy your home, today!! I know you are..
~Bevy

Lisa said...

Your blog is like coming home. I always leaving feeling warm and full.

Linda said...

So true!!! Home is wherever WE are!!

Anonymous said...


how beautiful is this....such a
welcome reminder of what home really is....love the old photos of your great great grandparents and your grandpa and your lovely children!
Corinne

Michelle said...

Loved your post. I so agree with you.

cestMoi Sandy said...

As always... I can feel the love.
Thank you so much Julia...
You are a light.

Sandy

Patrice said...

This is wonderful! I enjoyed it so much.

Francesca Meazza Passionedeco said...

And may God bless you!
Wonderful post Julia, just that.
Fra

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