It’s FRIDAY! Time for Five Minute Friday… a post written in five minutes using the word prompt given that week, with no thought given to grammar, context, spelling, or anything! Just write! Then post it on Lisa Jo Baker’s site for all to read. Then cheerlead for the person who posted before you. It’s that easy! Won’t you join us?
Here goes…. Home…
Where is home, really? In your heart? Where you sleep? Where you grew up? Where you raised your family?
Here at the jersey shore so many families have been displaced. Their ‘house’ no longer exists. Hurricane Sandy blew it apart. Their personal belongings were shredded and pulled out to sea. Family photos, heirlooms, furniture that has been passed down in the family through generations, perhaps brought to this country through Ellis Island… all gone. Total devastation. Yet… ‘home’ still survived… as these victims huddle together and find a new place to live, and start all over. A place to call ‘home’ again.
Years ago a dear friend of mine made the decision to move ‘back home’ to Arkansas when her breast cancer refused to stay silent. She wanted to ‘go home’ to die. To her ‘home’ meant being near family, her support group. I made every effort to visit her at her ‘home’ before she passed. Thankfully I was able to visit a few weeks before she passed… and the good Lord called her to his ‘home’.
After leaving the house I grew up in 38 years ago… I moved ‘back home’. The kids have all grown, my husband passed away… there was nothing keeping me in the town where I raised my family. So, now alone on my own I too wanted to move back ‘home’. To my beginning. I thought I would feel comfortable here… sadly I don’t.
I wonder… will my children ever feel the need to move back ‘home’ to central New Jersey?
What is HOME to you?