Happy Friday OSSS readers! It’s me, Brooke once again from Blissful Roots. My boys are wrapping up their spring break today. We spent a lot of fun days at grandpa and grandma’s and then a few nights in a hotel close to home with a fantastic kiddy pool and slide! As much fun as we always have when my boys are out of school, I do look forward to getting back into our regular routine.
I had a lot of ideas bouncing around in my head for today’s post, but several weeks ago I was strolling through a local craft store (All That Stuff in the Barn) and came across a sign that read “The Best Journey Takes You Home.” I had to pull out my phone and take a picture of it because I immediately fell in love with the words, and I knew I wanted to use it for my guest post here today. It reminds me of another favorite quote of mine:
A man travels the world over in search of what he needs, and returns home to find it.
-George A. Moore
I don’t know about you, but I’m a bit of a home body. I love to travel! I don’t do it very often, but every time I do, I enjoy every minute of it- the sights, the sounds, the food, the people, the beauty. But, I have to say there’s nothing quite like the feeling of going home. Going home after a vacation, going home for the holidays, going home after a long day at school or work. I have yet to find anything that replaces that special, familiar, comforting feeling of returning home. I want my boys to have that same feeling. I cannot wait to see what life has in store for each of them. I know they’ll go out into the world, have many experiences and adventures. But as a mother, I want nothing more than to create an atmosphere in my home that invites them to return again and again.
I did a post quite some time ago over at Blissful Roots entitled Finding Reasons to Stay Home. In that post, I talk several reasons I try to stay home more often than not, and how we can do our best to make our homes (as humble or grand as they may be) a place that people want to be. It can be a cruel, harsh world at times. Our families need a safe haven to return to!
“The most important of the Lord’s work you will ever do will be the work you do within the walls of your own home.”
― Harold B. Lee
I hope you can find a spot for today’s printable in your home somewhere to remind you what a special place a home can, and should be. Click here to print yours today.
I’ll be back in May, but until then feel free to stop over and visit me at Blissful Roots! Mother’s Day is coming up next month. I have a fun watercolor art project that’s perfect for mom’s special day, a beautiful version of my DIY gift box to put that special gift in for mom, and of course, some wonderful Mother’s Day printables that are easy to print, frame, and give away.
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