11 thoughts on “Home is Where the Heart Is

  1. Lovely post, Sharon and something I can completely relate to. I think you’re right – having moved more times than I would want to in the last ten years, I’ve also realised there are only one or two houses in our lives that we can truly call home. So excited for your future plan to give up the day job and become a full time writer 🙂

  2. This is such a lovely post. All mine are still at home and it can be hectic at times. Our first grandchild is due soon, so even more going on. But, as soon as one is away, we all go around saying it feels odd!

    Good luck with your new home and wishing you every success with your book too, Sharon.

    Sue
    xx

    1. Aw, your first grandchild! Congratulations! I used to long for the day it would just be me and the husband and lots of peace and quiet. I really regret that now and wish I’d made the most of every minute I spent with my kids when they were younger. Enjoy the chaos while you can xx

  3. What a lovely post. We moved 9 times in 15 years – we’ve been in our present home 30 years now. Memories come with you wherever you go and help you settle and make the new place your home. Having said that, I think my heart is very firmly in this home, I’d hate to move but if we ever have to… I’ll read your post again xx

    1. Thank you, Pat. Thirty years is a long time. No wonder you’re so attached. The longest I’ve lived anywhere is sixteen years. Unless I strike it rich and can buy my dream home in the Dales, I hope to be staying here a good many years. X

  4. I love this post Sharon, it’s beautifully written and I can really relate. If/when we move from here to our dream cosy cottage by the sea (a few years ago I thought my ideal was a huge modern mansion – goes to show how much one changes) I will miss the happy memories of my girls’ childhood more than the house itself. And I am excited by the thought of making a home for just the two of us that’s ours from the start – with a spare room for the grandchildren to visit of course! (Not that I’m expecting grandchildren just yet; my girls need to live a bit more first!) x

    1. Haha, yes give them a chance Liz! I’d read about the Empty Nest Syndrome and shrugged it off. No one was more surprised than me to discover how much I missed my kids with all their noise and mess. When It’s just the two of you, things change dramatically. The whole dynamic of our relationship altered. I guess that’s a whole new adventure! Xx

  5. I know exactly what you mean, Sharon. I miss having children at home too and the older I get, that feeling seems to grow. I cried for weeks when mine left to start their independent lives. Honestly, anything would set me off x

    1. Aw, yes, I remember that feeling. When my youngest left, I used to walk past her bedroom and stare into it longingly. Sometimes, I’d go and sit on her bed and just look around and remember…I used to cry all the time. I can hear my children’s voices and see the expressions on their little faces even now, and I get a lump in my throat and wish I could go back, just for one day and see them all like that again. If I let myself think about it too much, I would cry even now, so I do sympathise. xx

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