|Our home from 1998 to 2001-- with its matching pull-behind van!|
Much of this, I know, was due to my mom. Wherever we lived—motorhome, rental house, apartment, or trailer—she worked to personalize it and make it ours. One of the first things she did when we bought our travel trailer was to rip out the generic geometric wall border and replace it with a border of beautiful birds and birdhouses. Even more than that, though, it was her attitude of “wherever we are together is home”.
Now nearly six years and three children later, I still feel like a little girl playing house in the world’s biggest playhouse! J I love decorating, rearranging, and personalizing my own little abode. But the most important thing to me is that my heart—my wonderful husband, my trio of usually-sweet, always-lovable monkeys—is here. And if someday we would be called to pack it all up and move into a tiny cardboard shack, I believe I would still be happy. As Caroline Ingalls told her husband in Little House on the Prairie, “Wherever you and the children are is home, Charles.” The goal of all my decorating and homemaking is to put a little more of my heart into my home, because home is where my heart is!