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Bahamian Sunset by Laurie Buchanan

Bahamian Sunset by Laurie Buchanan

Tomorrow we head home. The term “home” is used all the time, but what does it really mean? Maybe there’s as many different meanings as there are people. For some it’s a geographic location … the place they were born, grew up; or perhaps the place they currently reside. When my mom was alive, wherever she was is where I considered home. Does that mean when she died I no longer have a home?

Being married to a now retired military man meant that we moved a lot. Does that mean we changed homes each time, or does it mean we simply changed geographic locations? It’s been said that “home is where the heart is.” I have the sneaking suspicion that once this journey’s over—this journey we call life—I’ll be heading home.

Listen with your heart,

Laurie Buchanan

Whatever you are not changing, you are choosing.”
               ~ Laurie Buchanan

Copyright © 2010 Laurie Buchanan — All rights reserved.

11 thoughts on “Heading Home

  1. One of my dad’s favorite quotes from a poem by Robert Frost: “Home is the place where, when you have to go there,… They have to take you in.”

  2. Boy will you need to play this one up to my hubby on Saturday!

    Remember it is a healingn experiance , Right!

    Great therapy!

    Have a safe trip home…..o tie yourself up and refuse to go…..LOL

    • Kim – I promise to give it my best shot. Of course my “best shots” are the photographs. I sent you a link to the online gallery — if that doesn’t sell him, nothing will.

  3. You know, the first home is were your parents live. As long as they live your own home isn’t your home entirely. At least that was my case.

    Once they are gone, it is a whole different story. You make your home and at the end of the day, when nobody is there anymore the best home you can have is within yourself.

  4. That was beautiful. Right now we are kinda between homes. My husband Jess and I are living with our son and his family; and right at this moment, I call it home.

    We have moved 18 times in the 27years of marriage. For me, going home is a journey with Jesus as He leads us heavenward. That is where my home is.

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