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I love this job. 
 
They say that if you love what you do, you never work a day in your life.  I finally understand.  I absolutely love hosting to people who are traveling.  It doesn't matter if they are passing through for the purpose of a happy event such as a graduation or wedding or something more somber such as a memorial to bury a loved on.
 
I basically love people.  I have found that no matter who you are, or where you come from or where you are heading, you are a human being.  We all basically have the same needs which are:
 
To feel like we belong
To feel loved or cared for
To feel sheltered and protected
 
I have learned that in my own small way when folks travel, I get to play a small part in some of these basic needs when they are out and about and not in their normal element which tends to make some feel a little more vulnerable.
 
I love it when someone walks into the Homestead and feel like they have come home to a place that is warm and inviting, sheltered and offers protection from the world outside.   Corny huh?  I know....  But it's wonderful for me and so far I have loved every minute of it.
 
Welcome to the Homestead.