Saturday, March 28, 2009

Home is where your heart is.

Today we helped move John, Amy and Angie to their new home (apartment). The place that they were renting was sold a few weeks ago and so they had to find a place to live. But they are still looking to buy their first home. I noticed last weekend when we got the boxes out and started packing things up, Angie didn't quite know what to do. She put her hands on her little cheeks and kept saying "oh no, oh no". I realized then she is only 2 3/4 years old and that is hard to understand the whole moving thing. She did pretty good today and we kept trying to be excited about her NEW HOME. Most of the day she spent here and then I went by tonight to drop of her favorite yogurt to her and see how she was doing. She is still a bit clinging to everyone and talks about going HOME. Amy was sure to get her room up and organized first, so that Angie could feel more secure and calm.  Smart mom!

I think that is truly what our HOMES should be like, a place that makes us feel safe, secure and most of all loved!. I am a home body, have been since I have had a place of my own. I have always loved our homes, rather we rented or owned. I just like having my roots and knowing that I have one place in the world that I can be safe and surrounded by those I love. I realized that when  we moved, that the move wasn't as tough on the kids...if Jeff and I were ok. It we were unhappy, then they were too!  Kids pick up on those type of feelings and it makes a huge difference if MOM and DAD are happy.

Yesterday I went with a friend to see a new DR., I know you are probably wondering why? Well for a few reasons, mostly because some dear friends told me amazing things about him and also because he is a HOMEOPATHIC Doctor. We had been going to the most amazing Homeopathic Doctor for almost 10 years before he moved, and we had many wonderful and amazing experiences when he was our Doctor. I think he taught us just as much about life, as he did our body. I just want to make sure that I am covering all my bases in order to make sure my body beats this cancer. I know that there isn't just one thing that can do that, but I am always interested in looking into someone, who tries to tell me specifically how MY body works or doesn't work. So I gave it a try yesterday and I felt really good about him. He added more information and wisdom about how my body should fight cancer. I will visit with him again this coming Friday.

Well, I need to head to bed, thanks again for your constant love and support. I know I can handle anything in my life, with so many dear family and friends like you around.

"Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family:

Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one."    __Jan Howard

"Home is the most popular, and will be the most enduring of all earthly establishments" 

                                                                      __ Channing Pollock

"Every house where love abides
And friendship is a guest,
Is surely home, and home sweet home
For there the heart can rest."

~Henry Van Dyke


mindy said...

Hi Aunt Lynn, I know I am horrible at keeping in touch.. but I wanted you to know that I have thought about you often throughout the past few months. We wish we could have been able to see you when you were up for the weddings.
I've spent a better part of the last hour skimming over your blog and feel as though I have barely touched the gems that are in here. You are such a strong person with a huge heart. Thank you for sharing your story with us. This will be a treasure your children/grandchildren will share forever.
Love, Mindy

Karma said...

Glad to hear you've found a homeopath to work with! A different perspective can be such a great thing :)