Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Building a Home


When, exactly, does a structure become a home?

When the COO is signed? No, that's just man's inane bureaucracy. When the furniture gets moved in? That's only ocupancy. When the first mortgage bill arrives? Please.

A structure becomes a home when it's opened to friends, when it's shared with those who will find their way back with regularity, when it's infused with light and life and laughter. It doesn't need walls or a roof or running water, though these will come in time. To be a home it just needs our spirit.

We helped build a home Saturday night.






Many years of happiness, Robin and Sam. That's what we wish for you. In this home, many years.


12 comments:

upacreek333 said...

Love it... nicely done.

Steve Zakur said...

Very cool. Looks like a fine evening.

Howard Levett said...

Quick...where's the bathroom?

Mike Sepelak said...

You are surrounded by woods, Howard. But if thats not quite the answer, try the little blue plastic room parked out front.

Sanders said...

perfect. a great way for your friends to get off on the right foot. and after a few moves myself, home is simply just a state of mind...awesome stuff my friend.

Mike Sepelak said...

Home is simply a state of mind...

Couldn't have said it better myself, Sanders. Hope your new home is all you hoped it would be.

Hippo said...

Well, that's the very best definition of 'home' I have ever read!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Oh I love your definition! Looks like a fun evening.

joanne said...

love the outdoor space and party.....looks like you have some great friends.....best of everything for you in your new 'home'

Mike Sepelak said...

Thanks Lisa and Joanne. It was a wonderful evening with some absolutely great friends. We've definitely found our place.

Nancy Claeys said...

A wonderful post, Mike. How great you were able to be a part of building your friends' home. xo

Mike Sepelak said...

It was an honor to participate, Nancy.