Where is Home?

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I have now been in Arizona for 15 months, and soon will be heading back to Chicago to visit for the first time since I moved. You know the saying… “Home is where the heart is.”  I believe this to be true today more than ever. Although my mailing address is in Arizona, a HUGE part of my heart will always be with those I love back in Chicago. Luckily, I have made so many new friends in my new location which has given me even more reasons to love my life surrounded by the desert mountains.

Those who have not moved around may not completely understand the quote above. I have been given the opportunity to experience the “richness of loving and knowing people in more than one place”. How lucky am I? 🙂

The only drawback to moving across the country is not truly being able to identify where “home” really is. I love my life in Arizona, but at this particular time, my adult children, family, and many friends are back in Chicago. It is as if I live in the midst of two separate, yet deeply connected worlds. It has recently occurred to me that when I think of a place called home, it really does not exist.

So, I suppose home really is where the heart is. It exists wherever those I love exist. It is really not a physical place, but a feeling. In two weeks, I will go back home to Chicago to visit. Then, when the visit is over, I will return home to Arizona. Isn’t it a beautiful thing?

~ Patti Crowley

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4 thoughts on “Where is Home?

  1. hi mrs crowly this is Semaj I still wonder why you didn’t show up to our promotion:( but I hpe you have fun in chiago then come home to your other fam -Semaj hollin

  2. Hi Semaj… I was teaching at my new school the day of your promotion. I wish I could have been there!! You can set up a blog too… just go on wordpress.com and set one up… then start writing! I believe you may have to pay an annual fee for the website, so ask your parents:)
    If you do set it up, you better let me know so I can read it!

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