February 24, 2013

Feeling at Home

In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.
Psalm 4:8

How long does it take to feel at home somewhere? I have moved almost every year since graduating from high school, and have adapted quickly and well to almost every place of residence. The last two moves have taken longer to adjust too, and I wonder why that is. Am I just getting older, and more set in my ways? Do I feel more pressure to work on our home and make it "homey?" The last two moves involved our little girl, and I'm almost sure that she has added some pressure to getting settled in.

Maybe it's the size of the house. Every move has been a little bigger. Well, starting with our first apartment, that is. The first few moves were from dorm room to dorm room... pretty much no space... to little space... to micro space...

Time to focus on the positives. Every time I feel a little (previous) home sick, I can look to the constants in my life... husband, child, God.. these things make a home. These things make homey.