Updated: Aug 21
"Welcome Home" is a phrase that carries a lot of weight and meaning to home owners. It's a phrase that embodies warmth, comfort, and belonging. For many, their home is a sanctuary, a place where they can retreat from the stresses of the world and feel safe and secure.
When someone says "Welcome Home" to a home owner, it conveys a sense of appreciation and recognition of the hard work that has gone into creating and maintaining the space. It's a way of acknowledging and honoring the effort and care that has gone into making the house a home.
For many, "Welcome Home" also signals the start of a new chapter, whether it's returning home after a long day at work, coming back from a vacation, or moving into a new house. It's a phrase that represents the beginning of a new experience or adventure within the safety and comfort of one's own home. It's no wonder I titled my first children's book "Welcome Home". This phrase was how I greeted all of my open house guests when I was a full time Realtor. It made them feel at home as they crossed the threshold.
In addition, "Welcome Home" can also represent a sense of community and connection. It's a way of acknowledging that the home owner is not alone, that they are part of a larger network of people who appreciate and value the concept of home. It's a reminder that home is not just a physical structure, but a place where people come together, share experiences, and build memories. For me, home can even be places outdoors like the beach or forest. I feel grounded there with Mother Earth. Home every time I stick my feet in the sand or hug a redwood tree.
Overall, "Welcome Home" is a powerful phrase that embodies the sense of warmth, comfort, and belonging that home owners feel towards their homes. It's a way of recognizing and honoring the hard work and care that has gone into creating and maintaining the space, and a reminder of the sense of community and connection that comes with being a part of the concept of home. Truly music to your ears realizing you have a home that welcomes it's arms to you every time you pull up into your driveway. A symphony of success in your heart. Worth all the blood, sweat and tears to get there.
Wishing everyone out there reading this "Welcome Home" feelings this spring. Whether you are moving to a new home, or sprucing up the one you currently live it, enjoy that warm sense of comfort when you are home, wherever home happens to be this season.
With Care until next time~
Monika Strand is the author of Welcome Home!, a story she wrote for children making a move to a new home. You can find many more personalized children's books by Monika at justforyoubooks.com
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