16 June 2011

Five Minute Friday: Home

It is Friday again. (Well, at least it is on the East Coast.) Hello you gorgeous doll of a day. I love Fridays; just saying the word puts a jolt in my steps. I missed Five Minute Friday last week in my crazy days of preparing for the 5th annual C.H. Robinson Golf Tournament to support the Cystinosis Research Network. What an amazing and incredible day; more on the event later. But, I'm back this week. Five Minute Friday is good for the soul I've decided; five.minutes,  no more, no less. You write your little heart out and don't worry about the imperfections.

Here we go.

This week's prompt is...

Home is everywhere.

This photo represents home to me; a stunning mixture of my two loves, standing in the backyard of my childhood home. Perfection in my heart.


During my childhood home was a spacious backyard, dobermans to protect and play with me, vibrant colors in my choice of clothing and everything else I did. My parents made our home everything they thought it should be, they worked endlessly to make sure we had the necessities and then some. Home was vomiting at least 4 days a week due to medications, then running out to catch the school bus like a "normal" kid. Home was noisy and full of love.

Now that I am grown (although, let's face it; we should and hope to, continue to always grow) with a remarkable little family to call my own...home is stillness and chaos, peace and insanity, noise and quiet all swirled together into one giant dream I never thought I would get to live out. Home is a man who is so brave, he makes me stronger every day.


Happy Friday to you all.


  1. Happy Friday to you too :) I really love the photo; it makes me wish I can someday take a picture of my two loves standing in my childhood backyard one day too. What a gorgeous description of your homes then and now (and encouraging -- for home is stillness and chaos on this end too!)... thanks so much for sharing!

  2. Oooh, I love this line, too: "home is stillness and chaos, peace and insanity, noise and quiet all swirled together..."

  3. I found the same thing when I started writing this week...
    home IS everywhere. Beautiful post!

  4. I love this reflection on home.
    Home is a place that dwells in the heart.

  5. Looks like a great place! I am now following you on Facebook and GFC. I would love it if you could return the favor over at

  6. Love this! And what a beautiful picture you painted with your words. :)

  7. Fabulous pictures and beautiful words. I love the line -' Home is a man who is so brave, he makes me stronger every day.' Thank you for sharing, happy weekend, Nics

  8. Hey girl!!!! I absolutely love this post and am totally loving your STELLAR blog! I'm here from the Design It Chic party, and am now a fan and following! :) Would love if you stopped by my page and followed if you liked what you saw! Have an gr8 weekend!

    Blessings, Kisses & Coladas!

    Jenny @ Jems From Jenny

  9. This is so sweet. You really do have the loveliest home imaginable. ;) I love your home!

  10. Hello- Found you through Design it Chic's hop and am a new follower. Kudos for sharing your thoughts- thats hard to do sometimes. My home is a man who makes me stronger too. I hope you can follow my life living in Cape Town at http://withoutcomplexitites.blogspot.com

    Have a great weekend!

  11. Beautiful picture that speaks for itself!

    I am your new follower and I hope you can follow my blog and participate in the giveaways too!