Tuesday, April 9, 2019

There's No Place Like Home

Day 9 and sill here delighting in the A to Z Blog Challenge.

H is for Home

Of course it is. Approximately 30% of the posts I've written on From This Side Of The Pond have been tagged with the word home, 29.2% to be exact. As an aside did you know there is a percentage calculator online and you don't even have to figure this stuff out for yourself anymore? I like math in 2019.

I've moved a lot and as a result have spent a fair amount of time thinking about the word home. H is for home might seem like an easy and obvious choice, even a bit cliche, but do you know why cliches are cliches? It's because there's some truth in there.

Home sweet home.
Home is where the heart is.
Home is where you hang your hat.
There's no place like home.

While there are many aspects of home that delight the one I'm going with today is this one-coming home. 

We are people on the go. Glancing at our calendar for the next six months will make your head spin. So much coming and going. And the more I'm away from home the more I long to be at home.

I love to travel. I love foreign lands and the good ole USA. I love seeing places I've never seen before. I love visiting people who are near and dear to my heart but living miles and states or sometimes even continents away. I love to go and see and do.

And I love coming home.

As soon as we hit that first bridge I know we're almost home. I love turning into our street and coming slowly down the drive. I love catching a glimpse of the lake behind the house.

I love opening the door and letting that sense of the comfortably familiar wash over me.

I love sleeping in my own bed.

I love standing at my kitchen sink that first morning back, sipping coffee from a favorite mug, watching the sun rise in a water colored painted sky.

There's no place like home...

Never does that thought delight me more than when I've been away.


  1. I agree with you, Joyce! There really is no place like home and coming home after being away is just the best!

  2. This is a sweet post Joyce and there is no place like home!