Sunday, November 18, 2012

The Heart of a Home

     How can you not get a warm fuzzy feeling when you see an empty kitchen?  Neat and tidy as it may look now, in your mind, you see a completely different picture.    In your mind's eye, you see your new husband embracing you as you cried over your first burnt meal.  You see the joy on everyone's face as your son squeals with delight while smearing icing from his first birthday cake all over his face.   You see flour covering the counter and sprinkles all over the floor as you and the kids decorate Christmas cookies.  You see the tears flowing as your daughter sits with you at the table crying over her first love lost.  You hear the laughter of all your relatives as you sing Happy Birthday to your 80 year old mother.

     Throughout our entire lives, the kitchen is the heart of our home; the hub of activity where the family comes together to eat, pray, share, rejoice, celebrate, create, solve problems and grieve.   The one room where we come together as a family, with common objectives and goals.  The room where we share love, laughter, fun, secrets and dreams; where we entertain our friends; where we make plans for the future and memories that last a lifetime.

     A quiet kitchen is only a prelude to what is to come.  The calm before the storm.   Soon, it will be filled with the hustle and bustle of family activity.    You've heard the phrase, "If those walls could talk",.  Well if they could, the kitchen walls would definitely have the most interesting stories to tell.  I guess it is a good thing they can't, but anyway, the kitchen will always be the heart of my home.

Until next time...that's my view.
Kat

Written for this week's GBE2 picture prompt.  Picture courtesy of Elizabeth Grace.






    

14 comments:

  1. I so love this. And I so agree. ♥

    Another example of that big ole heart pouring our through your work.

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    1. Aawww, thank you Jo. I just write what I feel. Thanks for always being supportive.

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  2. Thanks for sharing an insight into your kitchen. Nicely written.

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    1. Thank you Suzy. The picture is actually from Elizabeth's kitchen, but the warm thoughts are from mine.

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  3. Very nice! Yep, in my childhood home as well as in the homes we've lived in since we got married, the kitchen has always been the place where the sweetest memories were made.

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    1. Yes, I think that is true for all of us. Thanks for the picture prompt!

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  4. Lovely take on the kitchen prompt and so true!! Brilliantly written.

    Kathy
    http://gigglingtruckerswife.blogspot.com

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  5. Nice Kat. I can see it being the heart of the place in most of the western countries. I wish it was like that in ours too. Kitchen is the last place most of us go in our country as maids cook our meals:(. I dont have time as our cooking is so complicated as preparation takes tooooo long.
    Our gathering place is our TV room. We spend most of the time in this room. Actually not watching TV but spending time doing the same things you do in your kitchen.
    www.thoughtsofpaps.com

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    1. That is really interesting. I love learning about your culture. Thanks Paps.

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  6. A beautiful tribute to our kitchens. I don't think mine is ever as clean as that photo, tho. : - )

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    1. Thank you Angela. Mine never looks that clean and uncluttered. That is Beth's kitchen.

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  7. I LOVE that you managed to fill an empty kitchen with such imagery! Very well done!

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    1. Thank you so much. That means a lot to me. It is always nice to know your readers can see what you are trying to portray.

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