Journey Back Home Part 2

posted by 11/02/2015 10 Comments

I find it so special bringing my children back to my family home. There is something magical about it. It feels like ghosts of the past blend effortlessly with this present moment. While I relish the memories that rush back to mind through the familiarity of scents, sounds, and sensations, my children are creating new memories as they run through doorways, and through the garden in the same way I did.

This is the home of my childhood. It is where I was born and raised. Sure the furniture in various rooms has changed over the years but the essence of this place remains the same. It is so lovely to have a place so familiar, to come back to.

The essence stays the same

I think about the process I am going through now, getting rid of items that have formed our life, yet are easily discarded ready to be replaced in our new home. I wonder how on earth it would be letting go of this home. When the time comes, and it will come, when mum and dad want to downsize. How will my sister and I come to terms with that? This home is part of our DNA.

I want this for our children. I want them to have this sort of foundation to return to. A place to always call home. A home with a foundation, with walls that hold memories, love and all that goes with family life.

One of my favourite quotes is by Oscar Wilde. ‘Home is where the heart is’. Sure this suggests that anyplace you are with your family, the people closest to you, this is home. I absolutely believe this. There is just an extra niceness having a physical place steeped in your history to call your own.

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Rae Hilhorst 12/02/2015 at 6:41 am

A great read, thank you x

SaltyBug 12/02/2015 at 1:43 pm

Thankyou for that. This was a pleasure to write.

mackenzieglanville 06/07/2015 at 5:22 pm

I was so sad when my parents sold our childhood home, I love their home now, but as you know I am sentimental and so I miss making memories in the old home. Thanks for linking up lovely xx #mummy&us

Salty Bug 06/07/2015 at 6:21 pm

Thanks MG. I am dreading when mum and dad downsize. I remember when my grandparents did and I begged mum and dad to buy their house so we could keep it as a shrine!

Mrs Tubbs 07/07/2015 at 12:00 am

We've had to move as part of Rev T's job so most of our homes have been a "borrow" so our relationship with them isn't the same. Beautiful post though #mummy&us

Marie Loerzel 07/07/2015 at 1:14 am

There's just something about home…

Salty Bug 07/07/2015 at 8:51 am

My husband moved around a lot as a child and he hasn't got the same feeling I do. He gets it though, when he comes home with me. Thanks for stopping by.

Salty Bug 07/07/2015 at 8:53 am

Yes there is. I saw photos of our home in Aus the other day, from our tenants report so it had their stuff in it. I was a strange feeling.

Lisa from @intotheglade 13/07/2015 at 3:15 pm

Oh such a lovely post and I could not agree more x

Salty Bug 13/07/2015 at 5:05 pm

Thanks Lisa.


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