Thursday, August 4, 2011

Day 20: Home is Where Your Heart Is

I apologize from my absence of posts, but between moving, a sick toddler, a burst pipe at our house that we  rented out, and living amidst boxes, this blog has been put on the back burner.  But I'm baaaaaaack!!!!!

All this turmoil has really added to my ideas of new posts.  I guess I can count that as a blessing :) I've entitled this one, "Home is Where Your Heart Is."  As Alex and I packed up boxes in our old house, I cried and I cried and I cried.  That was our first house we ever purchased, it was a home where we redid the kitchen cabinets ourselves, we laid new bathroom floors, put in new light fixtures, installed a beautiful front door, brought our babies home to that house, planted flowers and trees, and made a lot of new memories.  We put a lot of our time, effort, finances, and love into that house.

As attached as I was and still am to that house, I've come to the decision that my home is where my heart is.  My heart is now at this home.  And my heart is my family.  It doesn't matter if we had moved to a teeny apartment or a giant mansion- it's my duty to find contentment and realize that the most important thing is that our family is happy, healthy, and together.

"For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also."  Matthew 6:21

Hopefully we treasure our reward and inheritance in Heaven and our heart longs to be there.  But in the meantime while we live here on earth we need to treasure our families, so that no matter where we might live we will always be at home.


  1. Wow. I cried reading your post. I love you Emily and your pure heart and honesty. Thank you. So refreshing! hugs!

  2. Thanks Sarah! I teared up writing it, but it felt good to get it off my chest :)Hugs back!