A Month for Milestones

This is my month for milestones — as of today, I have posted over 365 blog posts!  I will officially hit the one-year mark one week from today, on May 16, 2012.

I can’t believe I’ve made it this far, honestly!  Thanks for all the encouragement!

Home is one of the sweetest words in the English language. At home we find food, clothing, and shelter. There infancy is cradled, childhood nurtured, youth guarded, manhood inspired, age supported. There sickness is healed, and sorrow soothed. There weariness rests, and oppression finds an asylum. Home is a magnet which ever attracts the heart, whether we sail on distant seas or wander in foreign climes. In the darkest day, the loneliest hour, the memory of home is like the dew upon Hermon, that falls in the night-season. Home is an oasis abounding in sparkling fountains, carolling birds, umbrageous trees, and spicy odors. What is home, when worthy of the name, but a relic of Paradise–a type of heaven!

A. G. STACY, The Home Circle, Jun. 1856