Monday, April 9, 2012

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One of my favorite Billy Joel songs comes from his first live album, “Songs in the Attic”, which is a compilation of songs from his early days, before the release of his album, "The Stranger" (which, thankfully, means that there are NO songs from “Uptown Girl” included.  That’s because, as we all know, Billy Joel experienced a musical brain fart during this period of his career.)

Anyway, the song I am referring to is “You're My Home”, and it is one of the most beautiful love songs I have ever heard:


“When you touch my weary head
And you tell me everything will be alright….
Well I’ll never be a stranger,
And I’ll never be alone.
Wherever we’re together
That’s my home.”



As my daughter leaves to return to college today after a brief visit home to attend to some family business, I am reminded of this song.  I hope that she and all my children always harbor strong feelings of self-confidence and self-assurance because of the sense of home, family, and security their father and I always try to instill in them.

How did your parents help you feel a sense of “home” even when you were far away?  What are some things you do to help make your house a “home” to your family?

11 comments:

  1. Safe travels to your daughter on her return to college; I had not heard of this song of Billy Joel's; I do like the words. I would hope my children always thing they have a place here at home even if they aren't physically living here and that our doors are always open to them :)

    betty

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  2. Hi...I'm hopping over from the A to Z challenge. Lovely post...good luck with the challenge.

    Donna L Martin
    www.donasdays.blogspot.com

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  3. Thank you, Betty. And thank you, Donna, for stopping by today!

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  4. Now I miss my parents. I need to plan a trip home to Michigan and take the fam to see them again.

    Stephen Tremp
    http://breakthroughblogs.blogspot.com/

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  5. Now I miss my parents. I need to plan a trip home to Michigan and take the fam to see them again.

    Stephen Tremp
    http://breakthroughblogs.blogspot.com/

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  6. Stephen, yes, you should definitely take the family to see your parents! I'm sure they miss you! Oh, and be sure you tell them I sent you! LOL
    Thanks for stopping by! :-)

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  7. Aw that is so beautiful :) It's hard for me to say whether there was a strong sense of home considering I had many! Long story, but let's just say my home seemed to be wherever my loved ones were :o)

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  8. I asked my mama to write my H is for Home blog today...your song choice is perfect. I wish I had thought to include something like that with her touching tribute. Mama and Daddy make sure meals are always eaten at the table ...that is home. Everyone participates and we include everyone. That is home.

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  9. Thank you, Jessica, and I'm glad you liked the song! Jaime, now I'm anxious to hop over and read your mom's post! Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. i hope my kids all feel a sense of home here in the house they grew up in---i know i gave them all keys--which they have all lost--great post

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  11. Thanks, Lynn! I'm certain they appreciate and value the love and sense of security you provided them while they were growing up! :-)

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