Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Turning a house into a home

What makes a house a home? Its not about how clean a surface is, or gourmet meals, or designer decor. Its not the size or location of the home. Its not whether you have a job outside the home or are a stay at homer. Its the little things a homemaker does to make her family and friends feel warm and welcome in her home.

Its the welcome mat that has been freshly washed, the pots of flowers and the wind chimes singing in the breeze to welcome guests.
Its the chairs sitting near a window that say, "Sit for a bit."
Its the snapshots of family and friends scattered around the home, and the books just asking to be picked up and read.
Its the windows thrown open wide to let in the sunshine and fresh breezes, the sounds of birds chirping and kids playing.
Its the laughter and the noise.
Its the blankets on the backs of chairs and couches, and the pillows just waiting to be squeezed.
Its a candle glowing warm and bright, and the small knick-knacks telling all who your family is.
Its the freshly polished furniture you take great pride in preserving.
Its the drink offered when someone pays a visit.
Its a batch of freshly baked cookies in the cookie jar.
Its a home cooked meal at the end of the day.
Its a kiss goodnight.

These are the things that make a house a home.

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