Friday, February 26, 2010


home (hm) noun
1. A place where one lives; a residence.
2. A dwelling place together with the family or social unit that occupies it; a household.
3. The place where something is discovered, founded, developed, or promoted; a source.

We are almost home. Well someone's home, which we will hopefully during the upcoming months and throughout the next 15 to 30 years turn into our home. I have been renting a place to put my bed and my few boxes of possessions for the last 6 years. I am not sure what to feel with the permanence that comes with owning a home. My address will no longer change based on my life situation, my life will revolve around this hub of a home. I can paint, knock down walls, change the carpet and put the sarah stamp on it without having to ask anyone. I will finally get to the bottom of the boxes that have never really been unpacked because I just know I will move again.
This town will also be my home again. Although I grew up here it is different to come back, be married, have a job and really live here. This small town has a way of wrapping its arms around you and holding on. I love knowing someone who loves us is only a phone call away and that there is always a farmers market on Thursday mornings. The Regent theater will continue to be the best place to see a movie and Corky's will always mark the beginning of spring.
So home will be home again. And I think that will be great.

Friday, February 19, 2010

holy sunlight.

days like today make me long for summer. when the snow has been here for so long it seems as if the world has always been white. a glimpse of green makes my heart pound a little faster and if i find a spot that has been warmed by the sun i will take a moment longer to linger there.

oh glorious sunshine. you have a way of reaching down into the frozen part of me and adding a little glimmer of hope that spring will come. flowers will bloom and grass will grow. on the nights that i lay awake and shiver i will soon sweat through wishing for some relief from the heat. but for now i will dream of sunny days, open windows and a world bursting with life

for now i will sit in this sunny spot until it no longer shines on me and i will breath deep of the fresh air around me and be thankful for the sunshine.

thank you lord for the sun.