Where are you from, Grace? [#1]

“Where are you from, Grace?” asked one of my wife’s co-workers of my daughter, the day before she turned two.

“Gracie Costa Rica!” she replied.

They all had a good laugh because we had only been in Costa Rica for 5 days, after moving from the United States.

My wife and I have discussed often how moving around might affect Grace. Is it too much for her? Stressful? Confusing?

Despite the challenges of relocating, Grace’s sense of home is grounded in being with Papa and Mama.

But this brief conversation raised a question in my mind. What does “home” really mean to our family?

And as I began to explore this question and search for answers, I realized that there are many others who are probably asking the same question. Or if they are not, maybe they should be. And maybe our family should have sought to answer this question years ago.

I believe that if you can define what home means to you, you and your family will be ready to thrive.

So pause for a moment and think about it now – what does home mean to you?

If you join the email list, then for the next 3 months, every Wednesday you’ll receive an email from me leading us through the journey to define what home means to each of us. I am really looking forward to going on the journey with you!

Now here is a question. Your answer might change in the future and you will hopefully have a clearer idea as we go on the journey… but for now, comment below and answer this to get started:

“What does home mean to you, right now?”

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Papa Ben Dambman

Ben has spent his life searching for the meaning of "home", having lived in Nigeria, Philadelphia, Florida, California, Chicago, Australia and Costa Rica. He believes that "home" (whether you are a globetrotter, have lived in the same house your entire life, or don't even have a place to call home) is something more than a location... and that clearly defining what "home" means to you is essential for a thriving life.

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Amanda - March 2, 2017

Hi Ben Im loving your blog lots of interesting things to think about thanks for updating often. Looking forward to live webinar on March 8th.

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