11 Timothy 1:5 When I call to remembrance the ungeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and they mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also. (Faith in family)
We all have one. They may be large or small, loud or quiet, crazy or serious. We may love them, we may hate them, but they are still our family. Nothing can change that. Whether you were born or adopted into the family, you are stuck with them.
From grandparents, all the way down to newborn babies, family is important.
Our families can help shape us into who we become.
Families are designed to be our biggest support team, our loudest cheerleaders, and our comfort.They are there for you in the thick and the thin. They will make you smile, and they will make you mad. They will tell you the truth about yourselves when no one else will. If you ever want an honest oppinion about something, just ask your family!
Families aren’t perfect, even the very first family wasn’t perfect. We all have our short-comings and failures, as do our family members. In the end, we can focus on how messed up our families are, or focus on how blessed we are with the family we have.
There were times in the past when I didn’t get along with some of my siblings, and sometimes we still annoy one another. But more and more, nothing helps brighten my day like a visit with one of my siblings. The same goes for my parents, expecially my mom. The older I get, the more I appreciate her presence in my life!
Rough times also tend to bring a family closer. The recent passing of Jason’s grandpa brought much of the family to Ohio. The love and support that is found in times like this is so helpful for healing.
Even though my family still annoys me at times; I am very thankful for them, because when I need them, they are there for me.
Who in your family are you most thankful for?