“There’s nothing like staying home for real comfort.” ~Jane Austen, author
Trips are fun — the whole going someplace new or going back to a favorite vacation spot. But for all the excitement of the planning and the preparation, for all the memories made while I’m gone, my favorite part of a trip is …
Ah, the feeling of walking back into my house and savoring being home.
There’s the couch that’s perfect for lounging while watching TV. Or for napping. Or for pushing back out of the way so the family can engage in a rousing round of Wii.
There’s my kitchen. My family is always in the kitchen — and friends often join us. Sometimes we’re cooking, and when I say “we’re cooking” I mean all the Vogt family. There’s nothing better than all the Vogt kiddos (plus any spouses and one new fiance) taking over the kitchen. And sometimes we’re in the kitchen not cooking — sometimes we’re dancing. Just because we always have.
There’s my bed that’s often got a pile of To Be Read books beside it and some clothes waiting to be folded on top of it … that’s real life around my home.
There are my walls — a few painted a favorite color of green — and all the sayings I’ve framed through the years. A friend walked in my house once and said, “Wow. You have a lot of words on your walls.” Yeah, I do. Sayings like:
- Let Your Life Speak.
- Home: Love is spoken here.
- Be content with what you have.
- Let the kids know that I love them. ~God
- In everything give thanks.
My home. Being here is the most comfortable place to be.
In Your Words: What makes staying home “real comfort” for you?