So B. and I moved to Gwinnett about a year and a half ago now. Moving is a really stretching time. I assume any move you make is difficult and stretches you to get out of your comfort zone. You don't really know anyone, you meet tons of new people and you just pray every time you see them you'll remember their name. You long for the "home feeling" to set in very quick, you want relationships to grow (but you realize that things only grow with time), and you look for new doctors, dentists, etc...all over again!! I can honestly say that 12Stone, Buford, Lyman Hall, Gwinnett County has become our home. I love that I know people's names, that I can invest in people's lives, and that I can feel "at home."
The word "home" is such a peaceful word for me (although I do realize that for much of the population the thought of "home" brings on a very negative connotation). I am thankful Christ has allowed us to call this place our home. One of my goals in life is that I always make people feel "at home" when they are around me. I think I get this from my Mom and grandmother (Mama June). They have an incredible way of making every person they meet feel comfortable and "at home."
What about you? Where or when do you feel this "at home" feeling?