How Do You Define Home?

Real Estate Agent with Bey Realty Group @Keller Williams Realty 235494



Is it where you were born, grew up, went to college? Or is home to you where you married the love of your life and started a family of your own? This was a heavy thought in my mind as I traveled back “Home” to Denver Colorado after a eight year absence for a best friend’s wedding.

As a military spouse I have been blessed with the opportunity to travel to many places, with the last 17 years settling in Fayetteville, NC. This is the “Home” where I watched my babies turn into young adults. The “Home” where I started my Real Estate career.

Once my bags were loaded in the car and out of the covered airport terminal my breath was taken away by the forgotten beauty of the snow capped mountains. The same mountains that I would stare at day dreaming during any class that did not hold my attention.


Stepping in the threshold of my mother’s home it hit me. For me “Home” is where my mother is. It’s the place where I was able to grow, make mistakes, and loved unconditionally. Cherished holiday memories, best friends, and yes a few good spankings along the way.

Now that I have a son that serves in the military I have noticed his “Home” is also where his mother is. I get the call of I can’t wait to get “Home” and please make my favorite meal.

So tell me, how do you define “Home?”









Comments (6)

Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
RETIRED / State License is Inactive - Portland, OR

For me, home is my house, where I currently live.  I love my home and feel blessed to live here.  And specifically, my home is my couch in the family room.  That's where I truly feel at home in my home. 

Apr 23, 2012 12:41 PM
Sharonda Bey*
Bey Realty Group @Keller Williams Realty - Fayetteville, NC

Carla!  This is my first blog and so excited by your comment.  LOL! 

Apr 23, 2012 12:58 PM
Melissa McKinney
McKinney Realty Group - Fayetteville, NC

Home is defiantly where my heart is and that is and always will be Fayetteville...where I was always able to come home to my Mother :)

Apr 24, 2012 12:04 PM
David Patterson
Columbia, SC

For me.... Home consist of the geographical locations that house the largest part of my extended family and oldest friends in the world. Home allows me to be comfortable with being.... ME.


Apr 25, 2012 03:42 AM
Sharonda Bey*
Bey Realty Group @Keller Williams Realty - Fayetteville, NC

David you said it.  Being where you can be YOU!  Melissa I share your sentiments.

Apr 25, 2012 04:25 AM
Carol Leon

For me home is Norfolk, Va. my dad was navy so we moved around a little and being a military spouse myself now we move all the time so it's hard to put down "roots".  Ive seen friends come and go, met people who entered my life and left lasting impressions and others not so much. I've also created alot of memories, but no matter how far ive been or how long i've been away, my mom, and dad and the smell of that wood stove are the most constant things in my life.  My old hang outs, good friends, my old neighborhood, kindergarten,prom, wedding, and the birth of my first child, all in one place..."roots" thats home...!


Apr 25, 2012 05:18 AM