Friday, March 8, 2013

Five Minute Friday - Home

It's Five Minute Friday again! Lisa-Jo Baker gives a one-word prompt, and then you just write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking. It's fun and freeing and a little scary, and I look forward to it every week :)
Today's word is Home.


Home is where the heart is. Right? That's what they always say. And I understand. And I agree, to a certain extent. But for me, I haven't found my home yet.

Home. As in, a place of my own, a place where I don't have to apologize or clean when I don't want to or worry about making plans around the schedules of others who live here. Where I can decorate the way I want and let my friends eat whatever they want out of the fridge. Where I'm not embarassed to tell people where I live or to have them over. I can't wait for a place like that.

This is just me. No big inspiration or thought-provoking story. Just what I think of as a home. Something I long for and dream about and am working towards. And I know that when I get it, I will never take it for granted.

Like the song This is Home by Switchfoot. It's from the Prince Caspian movie soundtrack. And I love what it says:

I've got my memories, always inside of me
But I can't go back, back to how it was
I believe you now, I've come too far
No I can't go back, back to how it was
Created for a place I've never known

This is home, now I'm finally where I belong
Yeah, this is home, I've been searching for a place of my own
Now I've found it, maybe this is home

I can't wait til I can sing that chorus and know that it's true :)

That was it. Hope it made sense but if you don't understand, it's okay. Just something that's been on my mind and with me for a long time.

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  1. You'll find home, probably in an unexpected place. Enjoy the journey.

    1. Thank you Linda! I agree with you :) I am trying to wait patiently on God's perfect place and timing.

  2. OH it makes sense to me and I understand a longing for a home to be yours. It is a journey and know that God os preparing a home just for you!!

  3. Makes total sense, Sarah, you are not truly HOME until it is YOUR home and not someone else's. I pray that God doesn't tarry in getting you into your own HOME. Hugs.

  4. Wow, I didn't realize I hadn't responded... Jennifer and Debbie, your comments are so encouraging!! I was away when I got them through email and they made my day :) Since then I've come back and read them a few times. Truly, thank you!