Home is Where You Hang Your Hat

My maternal great grandmother Pauline McFarland always said, “Home is where you hang your hat.” What does that mean? Was it some superficial expression to brush off something deeper? Did she believe home is not the physical house, but wherever one is at peace? I never...

My family in One House

A house is more than a just a shelter, but a home because of the people that live in them. My family makes a house a home everyday. Though we don’t always get along, nothing is more important than the love and memories we all share together. For all of my...

Home is where the Heart is

Walls, windows, a roof, all things that houses have in common, but what houses lack from a home is a loving family. I have always felt I truly lived in a home because I grew up with two parents that loved and cared for me unconditionally. Growing up I also saw that...

Home Sweet Home

“Home Sweet Home.” There is a reason the saying uses the word “home,” it isn’t “house sweet house” or “apartment sweet apartment.” The word “home” has a deeper meaning than we may realize. Home isn’t just a building with four walls, a few rooms, and a roof. Home is...

My Choice

I grew up in a military family, so I’m no stranger to moving. I remember how excited I was the first time, when we flew from North Carolina to Idaho. I remember racing through the house, trying to decide which room would be mine. I remember being overjoyed when...