I love the description of home in Elle Varner’s Welcome Home song off her debut album, Perfectly Imperfect (2012). In the chorus she gives a vocal blueprint of the life she wanted with the man she loved, which included a good man who was her best friend, lover, forgiver of her wrong doings, a two-car garage, and reminder that anything and anywhere can be home.
It is still one of my favorite songs from the album. In marriage, I think we all generally want those same things. Once you've made that intimate covenant with your spouse, home is with the heart of that other person, and it doesn't matter where you live or how much money you have. HOME (being the results of the efforts you both put in) is the BRICKS (being the decisions, compromises, and work) that you've laid over time as you build your life together as one. I recently posted this on the Caramel Conversations Facebook fan page.
After purchasing our sofa set last weekend, cleaning it, and finally sitting in our completed living room; hubs and I gave each other the nod and said simultaneously, "We did that!" BTW, moving and cleaning was made easy thanks to some good ole' MJ on YouTube! We are so proud of everything we've accomplished this past year. No it wasn't always easy on us, but we worked together, remained faithful, and the blessings continue to come! It takes time to build a life with someone, and for some it may happen quicker than others. What matters is that you lay those bricks together one at a time. When you’re both able to see what you've accomplished as husband and wife, you’ll be reminded of the intimate bond that grew as you built the foundation for your life together.