For the past year, Habitat Home Celebrations have been on hold, but this hasn't stopped us from celebrating the amazing accomplishment of homeowners, volunteers, and supporters. Twin Cities Habitat continues to celebrate by sharing a Virtual Home Celebration video which includes a meaningful reading read by Habitat staff.
A Home Is Reading
Habitat Home Celebrations end the program with this reading as a reminder of the significance of home in all of our lives. The reading weaves together quotes from Habitat homeowners and their children about the meaning and importance of home. The italicized parts below are direct quotes from Habitat Homeowners.
A Home Is
A house is walls and floors, windows and doors.
A home is refuge, love, security, a blanket, a shelter.
It’s where we make beautiful memories that will last a lifetime and where we all come together and speak a common language.
A house is drywall and shingles.
A home is a place to settle down and relax at the end of the day.
It holds great things like toys, books, and slippers.
A house is bricks and studs and nails.
A home has saved my life and given me hope.
It’s a place to experience everyday outbursts of emotion, have quiet debates, and raucous play dates.
At the end of the day, a house provides shelter, but a home is, plain and simple, a blessing from God, where everyone can feel loved and wanted and appreciated.
We are excited to recreate the magic of our home celebrations and continue to recognize the homebuyers, volunteers, sponsors, and all those involved this past year.
You can get involved in making a house a home by volunteering on a Habitat site. All of us at Habitat are thrilled to welcome back volunteers in full force. Find the latest information and volunteer opportunities here.