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June 17, 2011

Home?
Home?
Are you kidding I was just talking about the concept of home yesterday…..
Do you realize you always have a home?
A home to come back to if all your Solid Plan A-Y’s don’t work out?
Imagine that not the case. Now imagine the case is; you loose your home on your 14 birthday.
My husband and I talked about this..and I am sure I thought about it all day….Little girls on their 14 th birthday shown the door and told to go make something of yourselves. No mother no father….no home.
Do you remember being 14? I wasn’t cute…and I wasn’t the smartest thing…. Oh my gosh and so not emotionally stable. Yikes.
I could be someones home. Oh I know I already am a home for 7 …but more?…Just so they could travel through life and always know I would have their back. They could always come home. We would always be their home. I want to be that for those 13 year old girls dreading their next birthday. I want to be their home.
<s Yen said yesterday when I asked her if she is glad she is here (I told you I was perculating about this ALL day)…." yes I didn't have a home or a family it was just Mer and me…and now i have a home and brothers and sisters and all these people come to our home on holidays."
"But Yen, sometimes I get mad…or you get mad at your brothers…."
"that doesnt stay long and before I had no one to get mad at..no one…. And the boys just do ruuude things sometimes… But I am still glad I am home.". Her eyes got all watery as they easily do as she assured me she was happy.
What more can I ask…. But so much more home I have to give.

STOP.

Phew…time was tight and so much more story to tell…. Maybe you could stay tuned about this new turn of recent family discussions? Or perhaps, you could touch my hand in the pic above and send a prayer of discernment to me…because I could use it.
Going to try and find out what happens to the aged out kids.

the faces of some aged out children…here
well….here is an article
hmm?…. an actual account here
all over the world….here

12 Comments leave one →
  1. June 17, 2011 9:43 am

    Five minutes to talk about home was tight squeeze… wasn’t it? Thanks for dropping by my place! 🙂

    • June 17, 2011 11:49 am

      Oh for sure,
      yesterday we talked so much about what home can mean to someone…and today 5mins was just not enough to get out all that I am feeling.
      Tee

  2. June 17, 2011 10:07 am

    Praying that God will give you and your children what you need.
    Have a Blessed weekend.

  3. June 17, 2011 11:30 am

    Wow, such emotion wrapped up in this post. Praying for you and your home!

    • June 17, 2011 11:51 am

      Oh wow… I really appreciate you taking the time.
      You are such a blessing.
      Tee

  4. June 17, 2011 12:34 pm

    Beautiful thoughts. This stayed with me…”before I had no one to get mad at.” I always love how we can so often find the blessing in the negative. Thanks!

  5. June 17, 2011 12:38 pm

    I will stay tuned and send up some prayers for you!

  6. June 17, 2011 3:02 pm

    Thanks for putting a different spin on home. We shouldn’t take for granted something that isn’t guaranteed to everyone. However, we who know better & have better should strive to always do our best.

    Thank you for your words of encouragement on my blog 🙂

  7. June 17, 2011 5:14 pm

    “A home to come back to if all your Solid Plan A-Y’s don’t work out”

    This could be the best description ever for home

    And thank you for dropping by my blog place =)

  8. June 18, 2011 12:18 am

    What a beautiful, passionate heart for justice. I love your intentionality in reaching out to be a safe landing place– a home– for these children. Powerful and beautiful. So thankful you shared.

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