Every home where love abides and friendship is a guest is surely home,
and home, sweet home;
for there the heart can rest.
Henry van Dyke
A dream home in the making and then my returning back to my own has kept me busy this last little while. My returning back to the farm in the darkness after being away for so long had me collapse in bed knowing things were as they should be and my dreams were bittersweet.
Life in the busy city is so very different from the one here on the farm. It is an exciting world. A world where many young people head off to jobs that may to be lacking in the country side. I guess this all started when they finished high school and went off to the city to obtain that higher education. The higher education that would surely give those choices down the road, choices and opportunities some of us had never had that chance to make.
In the city young people from the all across the country move into little houses, starting families, working their dream jobs and making lives and homes far from where they began. Where their parents may still live on farms very proud of their children’s accomplishments but wondering why those accomplishments had to be so very far away.
I the mother of a couple of those well-educated, having many choices and working their dream children am happy but left wondering, what now? Life is a strange twisty path where lessons are learned and our own abilities to adapt to those twists and turns will either make or break us, if we let it. I probably always knew deep down that this day would come. Now that it is here I am going to do what I need to do to get through the finality of this occasion or another twist in life.
Oh yes my daughter has settled down in one of those houses in the city with that dream job, and her dream husband to begin to build her own dreams. She will make a life and that new house a home. Far from where she began and where her parents possibly always hoped it would have been built.
Just like her father and I had done so very long ago they will make a life that will teach lessons that they will learn from. A home where their love will keep it all together no matter what the world may throw at them. Congratulations to the young couple building dreams on their own.
I remember my own father thinking that twenty minute drive to our farm was so very far away. My, oh my how times have changed.