It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Monday, February 05, 2018

Chapter 2, Page 5, Book 18

Love puts the fun in together, the sad in apart  and the joy in a heart.


I really relate to this quote as I have a large family that only gets together for the holidays for the most part.  There are a few that live close by but time and distance keep us apart more than not.  

The picture above is one of my favorites but was taken awhile ago as the grand babies on my lap have either turned eight years old or will be eight this year.

It is a joy for me to have such a big family and I’m very thankful for all of them, but distance makes a big difference. 

My children and grandchildren are the frosting on the cake and when we do see each other, we have a great time.  If’ it’s possible to make up for lost time, we certainly try.

They say that in any relationship you get what you put into it.   And if nothing else our family  gives lots and lots of love.  

Another quote that I like says, 

Family, we may not have it all together, but together we have it all.

To me this is what family is all about.  What one can’t do, another can.  It is in caring and sharing together that makes a family so important.

Families are love, memories and laughter we all share together and for me, together is a wonderful place to be.

When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece

John Ruskin


jack69 said...

I love that picture it fits so well with the quote you used:
Family, we may not have it all together, but together we have it all............

So much truth there. Our grands are mostly all grown and on their own now. We love the Great grands, but as I tell our one granddaughter, 'Yes honey your daughter is cute and sweet, but not half as cute and sweet as you were!' LOL

Mevely317 said...

I love the expression on your face, your arms full of cherubs!
My g'girls are 20 and 24 now, and I'm looking forward to the day they have babies of their own that I can snuggle.

Chatty Crone said...

Ia that you? Glad to see you Pam.


what a beautiful family you have. I can certainly agree with this quote, "Family, we may not have it all together, but together we have it all."