Fortunebuilders students know that home is the place where family gathers, where you spend time with the people in your life that are closest to you. Home is where you spend some of your best, and worst times. And yet, as long as the family is together, everything seems to work out.
Whether it be a family gathering, or a simple family dinner on the couch watching a movie, the home becomes the place where bonding between people is done. Sharing a home with another person can bring you close on a level much deeper than with a person you have never lived with before. Living with someone allows you to see them at their best, and at their worst, while at the same time allowing them to see the same thing in you.
Home is a place where people build and grow together. Whether it be physically building and growing, growing in age and building up accomplishments, or building and growing emotionally, maturing and building closer bonds with those in the home.
In a home, everyone has a role. Whether it be a mother – – the caretaker of the children and the emotional support, the father – – the one who sets the rules and puts the “bread on the table”, or the children – – those who fight, love, bond and grow up and mature together, everyone has a role in a family, and everyone has a role in a functional home.
There are no cut and dry versions of what a home can look like. A home can be a mother, father, and a few children, or it can be a more nontraditional form of a home, including aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents, grandchildren, and other extended family.
No matter who resides in the home, it is the aspect of “home”, and the feelings of closeness and safety in it that matter. With all of these aspects together, a home can be run harmoniously. Whether with a mother and father, or grandpa and grandma and a few grandchildren, a happy home can be made and maintained with love.
Love brings family together for holidays like Christmas, to share love and gifts with one another – – expressing their everlasting love. Without love, a family would not be one, and therefore, a home would now exist, it would simply be a place of living, a place of existence.
Love is the rope that ties family together in the home.