Home is where the heart is?

Home is where the heart is? | THE DOOR IN THE WALL

Next week I fly back home. After being ‘home’ for almost one month. These past weeks I’ve been thinking a lot about what home is for me.

Yes, I said home is where the heart is many times. Because I believed it. Or because I really wanted to believe it. It feels like a reassurance, like my mother used to tell me when I was sad or hurt “everything will be all right”. No clue how, but I believed her and felt better immediately.

This move brought me so many things already. Being together, the time to really be there for both my kids, the possibility to hit a wall and be brave enough to find myself (the good and the bad). Drive (a little). Start a blog. Space, time and opportunities to get better at taking photos. Learn how to cook (a bit better). The knowledge I am stronger and more flexible than I thought (well, I sort of already knew that, I just proved to myself I was right).

But also the realisation that home isn’t where the heart is. Home is where you feel you. Where you can breathe. Where you feel save. Where you do instead of think. Where you are a ‘you’, next to ‘us’. Where parts of your life are that existed long before that us.

Don’t worry. It’s okay. I love to be us. Me and Mr Husband talk. He knows me, I know him. He’s allowed to borrow my heart, because above all I want to be with him.

It’s just liberating to say it out loud:

I’m happy. I’m just happier when my heart is home.



  1. Jeanique July 16, 2015


  2. Iris Vank July 16, 2015

    Mooi Madelon. Dikke kus!!

  3. Danielle July 16, 2015

    Mooie blog Madelon! Xx

  4. Karen July 16, 2015

    Such inspiring words! Gives me strength for my next year move to Sweden :) thanks for this post <3

  5. Bregje July 17, 2015

    oi, serious shit! Nog ff heel goed genieten dan! xxx

  6. sophia July 17, 2015

    nu moet ik toch een beetje huilen. x

  7. Esther July 18, 2015

    Wat mooi verwoord xx

  8. Karina July 19, 2015

    Mooi en sterk! Heel veel hartjes voor jou

  9. liveloudgirl July 24, 2015

    Prachtig geschreven. En eigenlijk zo waar. Rete eng om uit te spreken. Leerzaam en verhelderend voor mij ook. Hele discussie op vakantie over gehad…dikke kus


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