Thought for the day: Is there someone in your family that might need to hear you say I’m sorry or I love you?
Do you engage in drama with your family? I’m always amazed and quite don’t understand it when families fight all of the time. Growing up with three older brothers, I was always somewhat protected. I was the only girl as well, so I didn’t have to endure the hand-me-downs nor the competition in sports or any other kind of boys stuff. For the most part my brother’s and I got along very well. I was a solo act. I was content playing girl games and being alone.
When we all grew up, we began to leave the nest and one by one moved to different states. As we all married and started our own families we found it difficult to stay in touch. So, years went by without chatting much until, free long distance calling came along. Then, we became reconnected by the amazing email and texting phenomenon. For us, this type of communication works.
So many miles between us but when we all got together for a holiday or special occasion or sadly a funeral, it was always a blessing. Those events were always filled with laughter, sadness and reminiscing; never drama.
Why do families who live near family argue so much? I miss my family. I have three grown kids that all live very far away. I have two granddaughters that live very far away and for many years I lived far away from my mother. I know how to keep drama at bay and just cherish the limited time spent together.
What does God say about the family?
The family is divine in origin: God created human beings in His own image. We endure crisis’s together, breakdowns together, financial problems and a host of other problems together.
What is my role as a sister? To love and cherish my brothers and make every moment count when we see each other.
What is my role as a mother of grown kids? To love and cherish them and make every moment count when we see each other.
What is my role as a daughter? To love and cherish my mom and make every moment count when we see each other.
My role doesn’t change because God created the family, and He has divine purposes for it which is to love and cherish one another as He does us.
The physical family is the most important building block to human society, and as such, it should be nurtured, protected, loved and cherished. It should not be filled with arguments, judgments and drama.
John 13:34-35: AS I HAVE LOVED YOU, SO YOU MUST LOVE ONE ANOTHER. BY THIS ALL MEN WILL KNOW THAT YOU ARE MY DISCIPLES, IF YOU LOVE ONE ANOTHER”