May 4, 2011

This is Home...

There is nothing half so pleasant as coming home again....~Margret Elizabeth Sangster

I whole-heartedly agree with the quote above. Nothing at all compares to the assurance that home is where you can always return. 

There is something about a city - especially that of the atmosphere of always rushing about in a hasty matter - that does not appeal to me, that stirs an uncomfortable emotion that I am not accustomed to. I am quite accustomed to a more leisurely pace, where the air and skies are clear, pure and sweet, and where the confusion of the city does not touch our quiet {yet rapidly growing ;)} town. 
 Los Angeles, I have been going to my whole life, and although I feel a subtle feeling of ill comfort there as well, 'tis not the same as Sacramento at all.

All in all, I am glad to declare that...

I am home! 

For truly, as the great Miss Jane Austen put it, "There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort."

Home can be translated different ways. A home may be a place of birth or merely a place where you have lived or made residence for a certain period of time, yet the only way that I can describe a home is this: 
Home is indeed, where the heart is. A home can merely be a house, wood and walls and a roof, but it takes family, dreams, memories, and love to build a true home. 

I love this video of Narnia, although, I am not a fan of Switchfoot. ;) The last fifteen seconds of the videos makes me smile every time. 

How good it is to be home!

Where we love is home,
Home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.
~Oliver Wendell Holmes

Love always from my home garden,
~Miss Grace~
P.S. I have HUNDREDS of pictures I took at the Sacramento Rose Gardens that I will be posting, hopefully, on the morrow. <3


  1. Oh, it's always lovely to find someone who has the same thoughts as I do! A city always discomforts me, and as my dad says, "People weren't meant to live on such a large scale." Isn't it so much more beautiful and peaceful to live in the country, with fresh air, wildflowers, animals, and blue, blue skies?
    Or perhaps I'm simply a romantic. :)
    I live quite close to Sacramento, and maybe I just haven't been in the worst places, but I do not find it as bad as other cities I've been to, thank goodness!
    I love to travel; I plan to travel the world someday, and yet, there is nothing as beautiful as a home where no one will judge you, where you may feel completely comfortable in, and where you are always welcome. *sigh*


    P.S. LOVE that song! And I love Switchfoot; in fact I am listening to them right now. ;) You may like "Only Hope", it's mellow and sweet, not rock-ish and heavy like their other songs.

  2. I love my home too, though we move around lots. I also love that video! :)

  3. Aww... welcome home, Grace. And I quite agree with you on the busy-ness of the city *shivers*.


  4. I love home, too, but I also like going different places! I love that song! I like the part where they are splashing each other. :)

  5. "Home is the nicest word there is!" Laura from one of the first episodes (movies) of Little House on the Prairie. :D I LOVE home too!!!

  6. I love the word Home:) I feel the way you do about the city. Thank you for sharing the clip of Narina I love this whole series. Blessings to you.