I grew up in the same house from the age of 9 to 24. When I got married, I moved out. My kids visited my childhood house a couple of times before my parents decided to sell it and move somewhere quieter and smaller. That’s when it hit me.
My kids probably won’t have a place to call their childhood home.
We are constantly moving. My husband and I have moved several times due to work assignments and other opportunities. We’ve had over five places where we’ve lived. Only one is the actual house that we own, but we don’t live there right now, and I don’t know if we will be returning. That’s the house we brought our daughter home from the hospital and the one I thought would be their childhood home.
I think a home is made by the love and support the people inside it give to one another. A home is made by strengthening family values and beliefs. It is made by the traditions we create around holidays and celebrations.
So, whether you have a steady place to live or are like us and are constantly moving, remember a home is not made by the physical space you live in but by the life you build together. Make sure that it is filled with love, laughter, fun memories, traditions, and togetherness.