meant getting as far away from home as possible,
escaping to loud and crowded places,
means staying as close to home as possible,
feeling cozy and comfy, in the company of my family.
What changes in us as we get older,
calmer, more rooted, more content?
Love, I tell you.
In the pursuit of love, we wander,
and when we find it, we are home.
Speaking of all things lovely and homey,
this page celebrates the ties that bind
(with accents to stress the point, ha ha)
and the ties that hold us to each other.
Each time I think of my mom finding happiness
after all these years,
I know that God is good.