The kids are all tucked into bed, and as I sit down with my laptop tonight, I’ve also been looking at the weather radar. Several tornadoes have touched down in Northern Illinois this evening, which terrifies me. A small town in DeKalb County supposedly no long exists. It makes me feel extremely grateful for this house that Ed and I have built our family in.
As I was thinking about what to write for this prompt, I immediately felt like joking. We know our house is our home because of the messes we leave here! Our house definitely has that “lived in” feeling.
But what else makes our house a home? When I’m away on vacation for a week or two, the thing I look most forward to is my own bed. I can never sleep as well when I’m away from home, especially on the first night. When we were staying at the Pop Century Resort, I had a terrible first night! It didn’t help that our room was small and had only full size beds. I know it’s hard to believe, but Ed and I do not like sleeping that close to each other! Being able to sleep in our king size bed at home is always a wonderful thing to come home to.
One of my most prized possessions are the quilts that cover Lily and Emmy’s beds. My mom made them when they were babies. I am reminded of the love that went into making those quilts every time I see them!
Another thing that I love about my house is my big kitchen. The cabinets are out of date, the appliances are not state of the art, and my countertops are crooked. But I love my kitchen window that looks out into my backyard and the breakfast nook where we eat breakfast, lunch and dinner. The southern exposure makes my kitchen warm and bright, and I love cooking in my kitchen. During the hot, summer months I do a lot of grilling to help the house stay cool, and in the fall, I really enjoy when I’m able to cook in the kitchen again!
I would be simply devastated if I lost my house. I pray for those who have lost their homes tonight.
The most important things in my house, however, are my husband and two daughters. As long as I am with them, I’ll be happy.
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