Home is base camp

I think of home as base camp. If my kids say they're glad to be home my response often is, "Base camp is very important!" The people who climb Mt Everest get a lot of attention, but they wouldn't get there without base camp. Home is base camp for the family but it's deeper; if done well it's restorative, comfortable, predictable in a good way, and with prayer it changes the world. A healthy home is life-giving.

Base camp
base camp. a main encampment providing supplies, shelter, and communications for persons engaged in wide-ranging activities, as exploring, reconnaissance, hunting, or mountain climbing.

the place where one lives permanently, especially as a member of a family or household.

home is base camp