|Revamped advent Calendar in the style of a box. Still needs some finishing touches!|
|When you open the doors there are 24 little drawers to pull out. The original is too ugly to show!|
With a fifty percent divorce rate and a few dips in the economy things have gone awry. There is just not the same stability that past generations enjoyed with their families, where grandpa and grandma lived in the same house until they died and all the aunts and uncles did the same! Back then home was the same place for decades!
People seem to want bigger and better, or they split and can't afford the family home. Only a hand full of the people I know have lived in their homes ten years or longer! The majority of my old neighbors living in elite homes are all now divorced and moved on. It seems the ones who struggled to hang on to their modest homes during tough times, ones who have renovated from the sweat of their brow, or raised several children, are still in their homes twenty odd years later!
Beardos parents have been in their three bedroom basement home over fourty years. They raised ten children and even though certain rooms have been renovated there is one room that still has the same curtains from the seventies. Curtains my mom once owned too! All the children come home for Christmas with their families.There is something so loving and comfortable about being there! It's a feeling that can't be bottled into words!
|Digital Color edit|
When I was young I wanted things to look perfect, surround myself in beauty, to stay current. When I was married the longest we stayed in a home was nine years. There was always a reason to move. Having been in my home sixteen years now I realize for me there is truer value in permanence and stability. I am a homebody, some people have more of a gypsy spirit and need change often, others are economically forced to move whether they want to or not!
Life is ever changing, with technology, morals, and attitudes. Still there is something to be said for going home and knowing things might be a little tattered here and there, but it's filled with love, good memories and comfort that fill your heart with joy like no other!
Do you love your home as much as I do mine?
| Didn't get cards out in time this year. Inside its says Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow!!|
Click on the photo for a better affect!
Wishing all my blog friends a Holiday filled with Love, Peace
and snippets of Joy where possible!
To those suffering loss, or illness, be kind to yourself and remember
the season is short and a New Year is around the bend.
In that, there is always HOPE!
May you ALL be blessed with good things!