I Want To Have That Kind Of Home…

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When my kids are grown and out in the world, I want to be that house…

the one where everyone travels back to.

The house where everyone feels at home and joy is bursting out of the windows and doors.

Where a problem shared is a problem halved.

The house that rings with laughter, music and the delighted giggles of children, or tantrums and tears. 

I won’t judge. For I remember.

The house that is warm and welcoming and is always messy with the aftermath of a dinner shared and a drink toasted.

When my children are grown and out in the world I will enjoy my solace and my freedom but I will always, always, welcome the noise and the chaos and the new friends introduced.

And the new loves.

And the new lives.

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When my kids are grown and out in the world, I want to be that house.

The one where everyone travels back to, before leaving again, with their hearts a little fuller and their belts a little tighter.

I want that very much indeed.

Donna Ashworth

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