Friday, August 12, 2011

'H' is for......................HOME

My 8th day in this fun, making me think about what is really important to me, exercise in participating in ALPHEBET in AUGUST over at Chiot's Run

HOME - Our HOME should be the safest place in the entire world for us.  I praise God mine always has been, starting with my childhood HOME, and then during the many years of sharing my HOME with Mickey.  HOME is so much more than the HOUSE we live in.  HOME is the comfort, security, sharing, love, all the joys, and sometimes even the sorrows, that we share together as family. HOME is anywhere we are together.  HOME for Mickey and I was living in our 5th wheel and traveling for many years.

HOUSE - Being raised by a father who was a Realtor, I learned at an early age the importance of owning your own HOUSE.  Fortunately, for the majority of our 52+ years together, we have always owned, or were purchasing, the HOUSE we resided in.  We have owned HOUSES in Albuquerque (3 of them), in Denver, in Tulsa (4 of them) and now in Coweta.  We were so happy last November when we finally owned our first HOUSE free and clear of any mortgage or debt.  It is such a wonderful feeling that come what may your HOUSE is truly yours and no one can take it from you.  

HONEST - To me HONESTY is the most important quality a person can have.  If we are not HONEST, first with ourselves and then with everyone we have anything to do with, then we are not dealing in truth or reality.  I have never understood why someone would lie, or pretend to be something they are not.

HUMOR - I love life and I love to laugh.  I find great HUMOR in the most common of things and just life in general.  Look at life through the eyes of HUMOR and you will be entertained to no end.

HEALTH - Mickey and I, and all of our children (until Suzette's cancer) have been blessed with good HEALTH.  If you have your HEALTH you have one of the greatest gifts in life you could have.
It is important for us to maintain and treasure our HEALTH.

HEAD - To me HEAD represents authority.  Christ is the HEAD of the Church.   The HUSBAND is HEAD of the family.  The father and mother are HEAD over the children while they are at HOME, etc.  I would highly recommend the book, "Spiritual Authority" by Watchman Nee on this subject. 

HUSBAND - I am blessed with the most wonderful HUSBAND.  I love and cherish him with my whole HEART.  Has he always been perfect, NO.  Is he now, ALMOST!!!!!  I am so thankful to have Mickey for my HUSBAND and we always say, "Our two halves make one terrific whole" and you put Christ in the middle of that and truly, "A 3-fold cord cannot be broken". 

See ya tomorrow with "i".

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Barbara said...

Good to read Susan.Great to have your house paid off.We felt the same when we paid off our mortgage when Alan retired 18 years ago. (Is it that long - yes am afraid it is!!)

Sharon said...

What an enjoyable post to read.
I truly agree with you on many of these.
We are still paying on our home but it will be a blessing when we finally get it done.
Have a great weekend.
Thanks for stopping by.