Home is Where the Heart Is
By Bernadette A. Moyer
It is a wonderful lazy Sunday in November just before Thanksgiving holiday and our home is warm and comfy. The house smells like homemade cinnamon and fresh blueberry muffins. There is a fire burning in the woodstove and the dogs are resting quietly.
My husband has the sports channel on blaring what I call “soap opera for men” as the announcers make their judgments and predictions on who is favored to win today’s scheduled football games. For Baltimore Raven’s fans this is a big game day as the Raven’s play rivals Pittsburg Steelers. Locally there is much excitement in the air.
I’m cleaning house as I have the automatic oven cleaner on preparing in anticipation for Thursday’s big turkey day feast, and going through clothing for donations. I am assessing what our home needs as we prepare for the cold winter season and the wonderful holidays from Thanksgiving, Christmas and the New Year. Making my “to do” list and holiday gift lists too.
This year is our 21st year celebrating the holidays in our home. There is a calmness that comes with having all adults in our home now, unlike the many years with our children. There is a greater sense of peace and wellness here.
Our cupboards are full, the freezer is stocked and in a few days a cord of wood is scheduled to be delivered. We have cut back our rose bushes and our sea grass plantings and secured our yard ornaments now tucked neatly in the shed.
Everywhere around is that cozy comfy sense that just seems to come with this time of the year. My husband and I feel so blessed with abundance and good health. We love our life and have peace at home and in our hearts.
As we look around with the constant discourse of our government and our societal debates, we thank God for all that we have and the people we are and continue to become. Our life is good and it is laced with gratitude. We have turned away from the “news” and media sites that seem to thrive on anger, discourse and upset.
Like Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz, “there is no place like home!” For us, wherever we are, home is where our heart is and we hope and pray that all those who are struggling come upon this wonderful place for the first time ever or yet again.
God’s Peace and Prayers on this wonderful Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s holiday season! May you have a wonderful home filled with love and heartfelt happiness always.
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