Sunday, June 26, 2016

Family

As I sat on the plane today flying back to Denver, I had the time to think about the weekend and the family reunion and how important family is.  I am very thankful for my family as well as my husband's family.  We both come from families that love each other and that want to be together.

As I go to my dictionary and look up family, Webster says that family "is a group of people who are related to each other".

Family is so much more than being blood-related. Family is there when you go through good times as well as tough times.  Family is loving you, even when you are hard to be loved.  Family encourages you to be the "best".  Family is there to listen at times, instead of giving advice.  Family is there to hold your hand and help you walk through the valleys.

Over the weekend, I listened to Kenny's aunts and uncle, who are in their 80s, talk about their years of growing up and how important their siblings and cousins were to their walk in life.  The stories were so precious and so full of love for each other.

I have friends that really don't have any family members or they have families that don't care about being with each other.  To hear that it just breaks my heart.  Even though, Kenny and I don't live in the same state as our families, we talk to our family members(parents, siblings, cousins, aunts/uncles) almost weekly.  My mom and I talk about 3 times a week and my sister and I talk almost daily.

We live in a time where communication is so available through phoning, texting, e-mailing, etc, but it seems as if nobody communicates any more.

I challenge you this week to contact a family member that you haven't spoken with in a while.

You never know what new "doors" this could open for you and your family!




8 comments:

  1. You're right on the mark Denise. One of our most requested songs is Family.

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  2. For me family is oh so important, I speak to my mum every single night at 6.10pm for 30-40 minutes more or less and I see my mum at least twice a week and my dad once a week. I am lucky to have a very close knit family, I once thought all families where like mine but then I met Tim and discovered that not to be the case. My sister says her husbands family say they are close but she says compared to our family that are not.

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    1. Jo-Anne I am so glad that you are so connected to your mom and your family.

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  3. Awwww and I just opted out of a family reunion this past weekend. We do one twice a year but its just on Moms side. I love both sides of my family but the meetings get smaller and smaller. However, my immediate family meet once a month amd me and my cousins stay in pretty close contact.
    Lisa

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    1. Our families are getting smaller as well. That is why it is so important to stay in touch.

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  4. My definition of family: A bunch of people (related or not) who love you!!

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