I love the way my own bed feels so inviting and warm. how my garden gives hope to every new day. the anticipation of projects put off during the school year. new eyes to see what needs to be done to bring peace to my home. the ease of putting my children to bed in their own rooms. the crowing sound of roosters to wake me in the bright sunny morning. goats calling out to me as I pull tall weeds. my overgrown vineyard. fresh chocolate chip muffins made with newly milled whole wheat. the prospect of time to study and think. connection with dear friends. a new book which arrived in the mail while I was away. calling my life back to daily order. graduation announcements of splendid young people in my mail. the single volunteer pink snap dragon in full bloom just outside my window. Home.