Family is important…
You will find that this will probably become a soapbox for me.
Your family is the fabric that makes up your life. Your parents, your siblings, your cousins, uncles and aunts… These are the weft. Then the inlaws, the “related by marriage” these are the weave. Even the farthest strands nearest the edge of the tapestry intersect all the others at some point.
I was recently at an engagement party for my cousin. It was beautiful… yes, because of the young love; but mostly from the interweaving of families. Each and every person, both young and old, bringing their own color and texture to the weave.
There are many things which we do choose in this life, and some we do not. Our family we do not choose. I understand that some of us have fraying or broken threads in our families. Some poor unfortunates have barely any fabric to speak of. But I would dare to state that God has a specific purpose and plan when He weaves us into the mix.
Indeed, blood binds us, but I believe there is more. A weaving that was ordained before there was time. How else could we ever understand what it is to be part of our Lord’s family?
This soapbox will be continued, I have more to say on the subject of family, and our fight to uphold it… but for now I will leave it as is.
Our family is a precious gift, like a priceless tapestry… if it were to unravel, we stand to lose a great deal.
Keep your head in the clouds~