Do pedals and the smell of flowering blossoms nestled closely to a stable foundation in springtime make the house a home?
Is it the color one picks inside and out to express their personal lifestyle during summerâ€™s height the thing that makes a house a home?
Perhaps it is the freshly refinished hardwood floor, carpets, furniture, lighting, or all the little knick knacks one acquires in autumn that determines a home?
Or could it be the warmth from a winterâ€™s hearth which breathes life into a house during special moments at the fireside that defines a home?
Surely it must be the sound of once echoing voices, the patter of little feet and paws, or the love given and received under the security of a dry roof that creates the home?
Ultimately, we borrow the things that make a house a home to which we once belonged; and if we are fortunate, the HOME willingly passes these cozy little spirits on from one family to the next, even if it was never intended.
Thatâ€™s what makes the house a HOME!
By:Â Â John VanderSyde Â Â Â 5/8/13