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A House Versus a Home

A house is a roof, walls and floors to keep out the rain, wind, and the cold. A house is just a building, but a home is so much more!

A home is where we weather all of life’s little storms – or revel in the sunshine.

It should be the warmth of loving hearts, the light from happy eyes, kindness, loyalty and friendship. It should be abuzz with life. Peace, love, and comfort all contribute to making a house a home.

It’s the rituals you create with family and friends. The traditions you keep, the fond memories you create, and the anticipation of creating more.

Home is also the collections you’ve built. Whether it’s your old baseball card collection or the vintage plates you’ve found at flea markets, all the stuff that proudly decorates your home tells the story of who you are and where you’ve been.

The story can stretch far into the past, too. Whether it’s your grandmother’s quilt draped over the back of your sofa, your parent’s wedding china, or your great aunt’s vanity now standing in your bedroom; these objects root your home in the past while you make new stories in the present.

A home is a place where every family member should be able to go for comfort when they are hurt or sick. Joy should be shared and sorrow eased in a home. In a home, patience should be long suffering and arguments should be settled quickly and calmly. Honesty should be the norm.

Above all, a home is about the memories you make. Every cocktail party, Christmas Eve, or simple Sunday afternoon leaves its impression making your home a storehouse for every experience of a life well lived.

By: Bonnie Marlow, Realtor, Cisco Realty

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