Having a place to go — is a home. Having someone to love — is a family. Having both — is a blessing.
There are days that go by here at my house that for the most part I am alone. My family may be large but they are all grown with families of their own. They have jobs and responsibilities that keep them busy day to day A very few of them live close, most are far away, but I do know if I need them they will be here for me.
The picture above was of three of my children, the two youngest of my sons and my daughter, and their families taken at church on Easter Sunday. I don’t often get them there with me, usually I’m sitting by myself. I do have warm memories of filling a whole pew just with my family alone.
We try to get together for holidays and special occasions, but it’s not often at all that the whole family is together. If they can’t make it in person though I know they are here in spirit. I’ve never regretted having such a large family. They’ve been a blessing to me for sure
Day 4 of 50: Plan fun family activities. Do one for every week of Easter.
We do make sure there are some times set aside to be together. The dates are usually set aside far in advance. It’s not easy finding a time that is convenient for everyone so we put the date on the calendar. Just like making an appointment for a dentist or doctor, the time is set aside.
Cling to the people who love you. We all really need someone to lean on. It's only after we've come through the darkness that we realize that others were there, urging us on, reminding us to mind our step.
This Easter season, find joy in those who traveled through your Lent, literally and figuratively, with you. For me, my family and friends are the ones that help to keep me on track.
We laugh. We play. We give thanks.
Today I’m thankful for:
1610. For trees, big or small and their wonderful blossoms this time of year
1611. for my home, it’s a comfortable place to be
1612. for a life, deeply rooted in faith
When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses.