Thursday, April 2, 2009


Home for me is still the split level on Prairie Avenue, where if blindfolded, I could make my way around the interior, all the while narrating details of each and everything I touch and breathe in.

The same home where my parents raised eight children, having only three bedrooms, one bathroom and we never, ever felt crowded, just blessed.

With its well-worn wooden stairs, the middle of each tread pounded smooth by a million plus footsteps over all these years.

Its long expanse of a backyard where the grass eventually turns into stone and flows up against the late-night-rumbling-freight tracks.

I have adapted to changes of location with the ebb and flow of life, but it still doesn’t sit well within me.

I am so very thankful that my Momma still lives in that house, for I always know when things get hectic and I need some inner rebalancing, where I can run.



Diane Vogel Ferri said...

I love your description of "home". I too have a place that's been there for my parents' whole 55 years of marriage.

... Paige said...

And you know I don't have a photo of my childhood home. Can you believe?