No Longer Home
According to the dictionary “Home” is the place where one lives permanently, especially as a member of a family or household”. When I think of home it is coming together as one, creating memories forever, childhood memories that won’t ever die. Growing up one day and moving into that house with your children and sharing your memories with them. However, I won’t get to share that with them anymore as I dreamt of doing one day.
A castle in my eyes, the big red bricked two story house, with a beautiful wooden door with nice green grass that had pink and white flowers in the middle of the yard. The front of the house looked like the ones you’ll see in the movies and the inside was so nice I thought I was rich, due to the chandelier hanging above the front door. I remember when I was young I would always tell our visitors “Move, move, move! The shiny, sparkling, glass thing is going to fall on you”! I would say so I can make them hurry up and leave but they just stood their smiling and laughing, and then continued backed with their conversation with my parents. I loved having company over but when they’re here for more than three hours it’s time for them to go. My siblings and I had to be on our best behavior so that meant no horse playing, jumping, and screaming in the game room until our company was gone. We were told to stay in our room and don’t come out because “Grown folks are talking” mom would always say.
My house was the hangout house; mom welcomed all of our friends and treated them as if they were her own. Of course she made rules when they came over but what parent doesn’t? All of our friends agreed to the rules and acknowledges what she told our friends. My brother and his friends would hang out in the...
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...od network. To a one story with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a decent living room, and small kitchen I couldn’t deal. It was such a down grade and the fact that I lost my childhood memories that we made in that house broke me to pieces. It will never be the same.
However, as I got older I understood why we had to move and thought how selfish I was for blaming my mom over it. Of course, I lost memories in the house that I grew up in but I’m just blessed to have a nice home to stay in and I cherish this house. Others may think of a home as somewhere you sleep, eat, and shower, but they miss the important meaning of. This is to make memories and be happy, and enjoy every day with your family despite the differences. I no longer have my two story castle with the memories in it but that’s fine I’m just blessed to have somewhere I can call home and make new memories.
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