“Your true home is in the here and the now.”
A quote emailed through from a subscription I follow.
“You can find your true home in the full relaxation of your mind and body in the present moment. No one can take it away from you.”
And I do feel so very much at home, right at this very moment. We are all crowded in our kitchen.
The boys are on the island playing some game on their ipad, laughing at each other and cheering their scores. Screen time usually limited, but after the incredibly impressive reports that brought me to tears as the post arrived today, I am very chilled out. I am so incredibly proud of these little boys, growing into young men. This last year has been fraught with emotion, confusion and an incredible amount of change. They have really shown what they are made of; courage, bravery, resilience and full of life; both reports commenting on their enthusiasm and positivity. Yes. I cried at their reports for their character descriptions; you can’t teach character and substance, you just are.
The Big Man has his big baboon butt in the air, drilling holes. Fitting, what I hope isn’t my Christmas present, a new dishwasher after our inherited one died 2 or 3 weeks ago. He is home. He is my home. My saboteur continues to fight that fact each time I am relaxed enough to feel and recognise it. But in this moment, in the here and now, I am home.
We are home. And perhaps we always were. And despite all the changes and moves, no one has been able to take that away from us.