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What does “home” mean to you?

Home means a number of things to me. Home means the home I grew up in. The home in Utica, NY where I lived with my parents and brother and sister. It’s not home anymore. Home is also the place Utica, where my brother and sister still live. It still feels like home, even though San Antonio feels like home, too.

Home now is where I live, my townhome. It’s where I live and feel comfortable and have all my stuff. Even though it’s not mine (I rent), I feel like it’s mine because I’ve been here almost 4 years. I feel “at home” here. No one disturbs me here. It is my sanctuary. I can relax and be me here in my home. I can do as I please. I can say my prayers and have my prayer room here. I don’t have to make my bed if I don’t want to. I can pick up or not. It is my domain. It is here where I feel most like me. This is home.

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About mairedubhtx

I am a "youngish" grandmother of 15 year old twin granddaughter who has recently (is a year "recent"?) adopted Islam as my way of life, much to the consternation of my family. I love to read. I love to write. I am writing a book about my decision to revert, about my spiritual journey. I have another blog about stories from my youth, my parents, and grandparents. It's a blog so my OCD daughter will not be able to throw it out when I die. I suffer from depression and anxiety, for which I am treated, so my posts may be a bit dark at times. C'est la vie.
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3 Responses to Home

  1. Home is also where your heart is Marie, and i think that yours is in your little cosy , safe home

  2. HoaiPhai says:

    Your word “sanctuary” says it all to me!

  3. The Hook says:

    It means family and inner warmth of the soul.

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