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Feels Like Home to Me…

Posted: May 21st, 2009 | Author: Katie | Filed under: Simple Solutions |


I hope this Memorial Day finds you spending time with the people who you love. I learned from my mother-in-law that family and love are most important  in our lives. She was the family connector.  She modeled how to love family, friends and even shopping…deeply! (And let me tell you, the woman knew how to shop!) I will never forget a conversation we had about our feathers’ based on an Oprah show where Nate Berkus discussed the importance of having things in your house that tell a story and represent who you are and what you love.

Jona’s ‘feathers’ were no brainers if you had ever met her or stepped a foot in her house. They were: family, roses, and light houses/churches. At the time I thought they were just all separate “things” but now I find a deeper understanding how these are all tied together.  

‘And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love‘. 

1 Corinthians 13


Each one of her feathers demonstrate symbols of love and where love grows.

Each of our homes have the opportunity to hold the light to which we share our most precious family memories.

I am thankful for my family and friends, near, far and above.


Now these light houses in the boys’ room, passed down to them, not only serve as the coolest night lights ever, but they hold such a special memory of a woman who will always be with us in our hearts and in our homes. 

♥ Katie

I’m linking this to Melissa’s Beautiful Life Friday. Thank you Melissa for the daily reminders of what a beautiful life really means.

3 Comments on “Feels Like Home to Me…”

  1. 1 Patsy said at 6:04 pm on May 21st, 2009:

    I just love your web site. You are such an inspiration. These light houses are awesome, and from hearing you speak of your mother-in-law, I know that you were so blessed to have her in your life. Keep up your awesome work. You have such a gift!
    Love ya,

  2. 2 Tamara said at 9:42 pm on May 21st, 2009:

    Beautiful post Kate!xoxo love you

  3. 3 teresa said at 5:11 am on May 22nd, 2009:

    What memories- and what a sweet way to remember them.
    Made my day.

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