When does a house become a home?

Januarie 4, 2008 in Sonder kategorie

 “A House Is A House Until…”

  A house is a house is a house–until love comes through the door, that is.
And love intuitively goes around sprinkling that special brand of angel dust that
transforms a house into a very special home for very special people: your family.

  Money, of course, can build a charming house, but only love can furnish it
with a feeling of home.

  Duty can pack an adequate sack lunch, but love may decide to tuck a little
love note inside.

  Money can provide a television set, but love controls it and cares enough
to say no and take the guff that comes with it.

  Obligation sends the children to bed on time, but love tucks the covers in
around their necks and passes out kisses and hugs (even to teenagers!).

  Obligation can cook a meal, but love embellishes the table with a potted
ivy trailing around slender candles.

  Duty writes many letters, but love tucks a joke or a picture or a fresh
stick of gum inside.

  Compulsion keeps a sparkling house. But love and prayer stand a better
chance of producing a happy family.

  Duty gets offended quickly if it isn’t appreciated. But love learns to
laugh a lot and to work for the sheer joy of doing it.

  Obligation can pour a glass of milk, but quite often love will add a
little chocolate.

  –James S. Hewett, Illustrations Unlimited (Wheaton: Tyndale House
Publishers, Inc,
  1988) p. 192.

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