Home Is Where Love Resides

“Home is where love resides, memories are created, friends always belong, and laughter never ends”. Unknown

This past weekend I was home, mostly resting, after my second vaccine. Being home is healing, my family took care of me, and I felt the love.

It is easy to take home for granted, isn’t it? We get home from work, or school, often tired. We are crabby, overwhelmed. Sometimes I come home and the first thought that crosses my mind is: “oh my, I have so much cleaning to do, look at this mess, oh, the dishes, the laundry”, and so on. Yeah, life will always get a little dirty.

We will never be able to get it all done. We may today, yes, but more will come. Dirt will come through the door, dust will accumulate, clothes will need washing. The best we can do is set priorities, and some days our priority will be cleaning, and some days it will be REST. This balance is necessary, and healthy. It took me a long time to get here, to understand that I won’t get it all done, ever.

Nowadays I expect to have more on my to do list than I can accomplish, and that does not bother me. When it comes to life at home and housework, I feel okay with not crossing every item. I learned to find my own sweet spot – that spot in between feeling accomplished, and feeling present to my home and family.

This past weekend I left my to do list behind… My body called for rest, my arm was sore, I was achy. I watched a ton of “Grace & Frankie”, ate easy prep meals, ice cream, and enjoyed being home, creating memories, feeling the love, and laughing much.

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Maria Jacobs

Hi, I’m Maria – an authentic, down-to-earth realtor, wife to a sailor, mother to a creative daughter, two majestic cats, and an energetic Goldendoodle puppy. I am a tree lover, artist and wanna-be poet with a passion for garden gates, art, history and mindfulness. Growing my roots in beautiful Door County, Wisconsin, helping others do the same, and loving every minute of it.

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