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这房子多年来经历了许多变化。事实上，although my parents lived in the same house for twenty-two years,our house never stayed the same.Mom's daily effort was to make it more beautiful,舒适的，welcoming,and useful.
我们不是一个多愁善感的家庭。下载兴发pt首页登录My parents never spent too much 下载兴发pt首页登录time living in the past—there is so much to do in the present!So our home wasn't 兴发xf881手机版about preserving memories so much as making more.
The living room where as little girls we sat on the couch and read奶奶的阁楼书with Mom and slept under the Christmas tree became the dining room that could sit all the sons-in-law and grandkids.
The kitchen table where Dad read us many a dinner下载兴发pt首页登录time story is long gone.事实上，它是我们的第一张餐桌。我父母的许多旧家具现在都在我们家里。
The spare bedroom in the basement used to be Dad's office.But it has also been home to Josh Harris,布赖恩和克里斯汀，Mike and Janelle,史蒂夫和我（当我从手术中恢复时）然后迈克和珍妮尔又来了，现在爸爸和妈妈在过去的几个星期里都在使用它。
在所有这些变化中，and even with boxes piled high,那房子还是像家一样，原因之一是：妈妈在那儿。事实上，when I stop to think 兴发xf881手机版about the house I grew up in,that is what I remember most—not the wall color or the knick knacks or the furniture,but how Mom's love of beauty,her devotion to her husband and children,她的职业道德，her pursuit of cleanliness and order,her peace and joy,her constant presence permeated the entire house.我能联想到一个小男孩，当被问到"Where is your home?"replied,"妈妈在哪里。”"
So if you were to ask me if I am sad 兴发xf881手机版about my parents moving out of the house I grew up in,I'd say,not at all.家就在街上走着。它是，and always will be,where Mom is.