When I think about the concept of where we live, it means a lot of different things to me. It can be as grand in scope and scale as; we live on earth. Or it can be as small as; I live in my kitchen. Ha ha. Sometimes I think I really do live in the kitchen. I spent much of this month really thinking about where I live and what that means to me. This month my focus has been on "home." Home is an interesting concept when you have moved around a lot. Is your house your home? Is "home where the heart is?" What does that mean exactly? I've had a lot of different houses and lived in many different places over the years. So tangibly it's often been difficult to lay down roots and grow in a certain place. I have often felt that I have spent a good deal of time trying to find home. Would I be happier living where I grew up close to my family? I miss my friends and family in all of those places and I often call where they live "home." But is it? I know that it is very true that the "grass is always greener." Even if I stepped over to another place to call home, that doesn't mean that I would become instantly more settled, grounded, home. I've struggled with it in every place that I have ever lived over the years. I've learned. I've learned that home is a concept, not a tangible place. I've learned to live for today, for this moment. I've learned that roots can be laid down in your heart and that you grow no matter where you are, if you choose to let yourself. So through all of this "home" searching, what I have really learned is that my home is where ever they are. My home is my husband, my children, my family and friends. It's not in a state, city, street or house. It's in my heart. Where ever they are, I am home. So my images this month are of my kids right in our own backyard. I root and grow with them, where ever we find ourselves...
Where ever they are, I am home!
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