Wednesday, September 25, 2013

What Do People Take When They Leave Your Home?

It is another nice fall day here in beautiful East Tn, and I am so glad you came to visit. Have a cookie and a cup of Pumpkin Spice coffee, and lets visit. Have you ever wondered what people take when they leave your home? It is a thought that occurred to me this week. Now I am not referring to thieves. We all know what they took from my house on November the 4th, 2011. All of my jewelry for those of you who weren't reading my blog then. Every piece of my Grandmothers, Mothers and mine. I however, have forgiven them, and pray that they have gotten their lives straightened out. It may have just been one person, I don't know. Any way, I digress. I am talking about how people feel when they leave your home after an INVITED visit. Or how do you feel when you leave someone else's home. There are so many homes I love to visit, but today I am going to talk about a few. I will start with my friend Carol's home. I am always so happy and contented when I leave there. It starts when I walk up to this door.
This is a Christmas picture because I LOVE this house at Christmas. You walk in this door and you are so welcomed to be there. The coffee is always on and there is always homemade cookies. Carol bakes cookies because she loves how the house smells when they are baking. This house is a comforting house. I have been comforted there, I know. When I leave this house, I take a feeling of peace and contentment. What more could you ask for?
This house is Amanda's as you enter the back door. Yes, my granddaughter has a back door house too. Come to think of it, so does Beth! LOL (They neither one have ever thought of this.)

When you come in, you see right into the diningroom. She always has the bar on the right decorated for the seasons. When I am here, I am happy. Those two little ones light up my life and I love being with them. When I leave here I take a heart full of joy and wear a huge smile on my face.
I don't have a picture of Beths house, but when I leave there I am always sad. Sad bcause I won't see them for a while. But while I am there I am so happy, because they are so hospitable. Lots of laughing and good times in that house.Good food and games played. I take beautiful memories when I leave there. Now with Amelia, it is even better!
Another house I like to visit is DayBreakPlace, over in West Va. It is isolated, yet they have neighbors.
When you walk into the door you feel blessed to be there. You are back in a slower pace of life. I left there feeling renewed and  at peace with myself and everyone else.
I wonder what people take when they leave my house? Do you wonder what people take when they leave yours?
I am so glad you came Through my Back Door where life is good. I hope you took a feeling of love, contentment, joy, and that you want to come back soon.
PS: I have many many more homes I love to visit, and I will talk about them another time.
PSS: I want to share something with you, that I have not shared before. When all my jewelry was stolen, I had no rings left. I had taken my wedding band off because of a sore under it(it was a very wide band) and it wouldn't go back on. I had MEANT to take it and have it stretched, but hadn't. A good friend at church, Anna Ruth, heard about my loss. She came to me and said," I have a diamond I don't wear anymore. I would love for you to take it and wear it. If something happens to you, I would like for Deb to give it to one of my granddaughters." Not one other person did this. I was so touched by this act of kindness and friendship. I hope she doesn't mind me telling this, but it came to me when I was talking about the burglary. Is that not the sweetest thing? I didn't take it. I have laughed and said, Deb has single handedly tried to replace it all. lol Beth got me another emerald  to replace the one which was taken and the last gift Curtis had bought me.
PSSS:Please continue to pray for those who are needing our prayers.My friend Pam is traveling Thursday to Tampa for a procedure.


  1. Good morning Betty, having my morning coffee while I enjoy reading your blog.

  2. Oh Betty! I have never thought of that before... Now my friends do come and "steal" to see how long it takes me to see if it's missing... somethings they "add" things to my collections.. LOL... I would gather this is a place to come and have a good laugh or two.. at least I sure hope so... Hugs! OLM

  3. I love this post!!! It mankes me think much about that question, "What do people take from my home"? I love having a home that is warm and welcoming. I believe hospitality is a spiritual gift that many do not have. I believe the people of God should always be hospitable and welcoming. Today, so many do not enjoy their homes...just to busy. They also do not share their home with others.. close themselves in.. I love your home Ms Betty! You are such a sweet hospitable spirit. I pray my home is blessed with warmth and kindness just like yours. All the homes are beauitul and I am sure anyone in your family would have to gleam that wonderful heart of yours and be much like you. Your story about loosing your jewelery made me think of the scripture, "the Lord giveth and the Lord takes away; blessed be the name of the Lord". It is so true... So happy you have great family and friends who allowed God to meet that need for you.. Have a great week. I have been so busy no posting for several weeks. I always love to visit with my friends...Blessings!

  4. My sister always said she was going to "steal" something but she never did. I guess she liked my things. She has since moved to SC and we still kid about wanting each other's things. I have friends that make me feel so welcome and comfortable in their homes that it does not matter what it looks like or if it is my kind of design or not. It's the friendship that counts!

  5. I've never thought about what people take when they leave my home Betty but I sure hope it peace and joy.


  6. Hi Betty, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  7. I love this post! I never really thought about it like this, I always worry that my house is not in perfect condition when people come in unexpectedly. I do love visiting you and always feel good when I do,I want everyone to feel that way about my home too!

  8. Hi Betty,
    This is a thought provoking post especially for me since my home is on the market as well. I always hope that people take away a sense of love, laughter and home when they leave but I would love to interview people as they are leaving to see if this is what conveys.
    I just "found" your blog so I'm off to read more of your posts and get to know you better.

  9. good morning Betty! Sorry its been so long.. Isn't it nice that we get something different out of each house we visit.. Each friend gives us something different.. Love visiting with you! Enjoy your day!


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