A roof, walls, and a floor,
Windows, a garage, and a door,
These things a house make,
But to create a home we take
Memories, laughter, and tears,
Family and friends for years–
Spun together with a thread of love,
This gift so precious from above.
Mortar the bricks holds together,
But our joy can weather
Through every season.
The people are the reason
That no matter how far we roam,
Our hearts forever stay at home.
-written Sept. 2017