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We moved to Colorado this spring with hubby's work. It's very beautiful here; we are near a nice little town. We've made some wonderful new friends, we attend church services and activities, we're gardening, adding onto the barn, and otherwise making ourselves at home. But if all heck broke loose, and/or if hubby lost his job, we would be packing up for Texas faster than you can blink an eye. That's where our family and hearts are. That's where we'd want to be in a time of real national commotion. Where would you be? Are you "home"?
-- mary (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 17, 2001
We're just about ready to move to our new farm. We're rebuilding an old farmhouse. There's two barns, 3 acres and access to more. We believe that God has led us there, and opened all necessary doors and closed a couple here and there. In all the many times I'm moved in my 49 years(75 times), I've only felt at home a couple of times. I already feel at home there. We'll not be able to unpack for several weeks, the kitchen cabinets won't be in for another 5 weeks, drywall has to be finished, but we will have room to set up a bed and the shower and toilet will be working. We'll have to get an outside sink for a while, sure not complaining about that. We still have to get a chicken house together, too. The farm is where my heart is so far as a place to live goes, otherwise it's with Jesus, my husband, some family and various friends.
-- Cindy (S.E.IN) (email@example.com), September 17, 2001.
No, I'm not at home. I have come to believe that this home feeling is a woman thing. This is something I am really struggling with right now. Joe is driving to work 65 miles one way. When we first moved here he decided he wanted to stay here. He thought there might be a job in the offing in town. Recently, he found out that would be impossible. Now he is all gung ho to move closer to work. I love this town and have settled my mind that this would be where I would be doing most of my business. It has all the Characteristics I want in a town. Because he said he wanted to stay here I have become involved in all kinds of projects I will have to leave if we move closer to his job. Anyway we have found a place, and I do love it except it is very far from here. The house is also a little small. It doesn't feel like home yet, but I suppose it could be. As you can tell, this is simply confused emotions I am babbling on about.
Little Bit farm
-- Little bit farm (littleBit@compworldnet.com), September 17, 2001.
No, I'm not home, haven't been for 12 yrs. & don't think I'll ever be, I've decided to focus on my eternal home, that one I can be sure of.
-- Cassie (Cassie@mo.usa), September 17, 2001.
No, I haven't felt like I was "home" for about 12 years, although this is close. I too believe it may be a woman's thing. I had always thought the house where we lived when our children were born is where we'd always be.
-- Terry - NW Ohio (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 17, 2001.
Hello Mary, I have always believed that "home is where the heart is". My heart is here along with my wife and daughter. We bought undeveloped land. Cut all the trees, built all the buildings and are still building the house. We were the first ones to grow gardens on this land. We were the first ones to build a house on this land. My wife and I have turned this forested mountainside into a paradise full of love. Nature has contributed to the scenery. Yes, this is my home! Sincerely, Ernest
-- http://communities.msn.com/livingoffthelandintheozarks (email@example.com), September 17, 2001.
In my 33 years I have lived in 4 different house, but all within 3 miles of my home town! I've lived in this house for 11 1/2 years and have no intention of ever leaving. I really wouldn't mind if I never had to go any further than our small town (I live about 2 miles out a dead end road) I always tell my husband that the only reason I ever leave is because it feels so good to come back home! I hope I will be here for years to come and my children can bring their children home.. My parents are divorced, remarried and have new houses, so I feel like there isn't anyplace to go home to... We decided that we had to create our own home with each other and our children. I couldn't even imagine being any where else.
-- Melissa (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 19, 2001.
Home is where my wife and child is. My prefered home would be a Starship.
-- w.w. (email@example.com), September 23, 2001.
They say home is where the heart is, well I guess mine must be in South Dakota as that's where my heart is we are at last, at least talking about buying land there. Missouri is nice but SD is wonderful and I guess my heart has made up it's mind that is where we need to be we will be looking at land before winter sets in; in hopes we can buy the land and then when spring breaks we will be ready to start our cabin with the big enclosed porch so my loom will have a home.
everyone has different ideas on where home is I think you have to listen to your heart it knows where.
-- sally stanton (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 26, 2001.
Hey w.w. Sign me up. I'll take a post on a Starship.
-- Kenneth in N.C. (email@example.com), October 12, 2001.