Five Minute Friday: Home

I thought I’d give the Gypsy Mama’s Five Minute Friday another try. It’s more challenging than I expected, but this week’s prompt hit on a topic very close to my heart.

Here are the rules:

    1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
    2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
    3. Get a little crazy with encouragement for the five minuter who linked up before you.
Prompt: Home

It’s been many places over the years, and I think we’ve left a bit of ourselves in each place we’ve called home. I’m not exactly sure where home is anymore, but I do know this:

Home is where I understand the underlying meaning, where I can laugh at all the right places and nod to the cultural references.

Home is the terraced place in the middle of the big city where my son drew his first breath and fell asleep in his Mama’s arms.

Home is where I struggle to make sense of the crazy that is a foreign language, and where I wake up to an Alpine view that would make God weep for the beauty of it.

Home is where my husband mows the lawn and I make babies, and we build a life and a family.

Home is here, right here, on this blog where you and I meet over a word or two.

Home is….

Head on over to Lisa-Jo’s to read more.



  • oh …beautiful sentiments. Love it 🙂

  • This is great: “Home is here, right here, on this blog where you and I meet over a word or two.”

    Yeah. Funny how even though most of my blogging friends have never been met in real life, they feel like home.

  • Love this image: “Home is the terraced place in the middle of the big city where my son drew his first breath and fell asleep in his Mama’s arms.”

  • Well done, well done!!

  • Oh, this is just lovely! I love this little HOME that you have here. And it is pretty cool that you are expats. I grew up in Haiti, and married a South African. We lived there for 3 years and we are back on the East Coast of the US now. So I can so relate to the language barriers. Are your kids picking up the language? Kids usually do so much better than adults.

    Great to find you through 5 Minute Friday.

  • Guess what, girl? You were our Five Minute Friday gift winner this week! Whoot whoot! Email you with details……

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