Sunday, May 25, 2014

Family is Forever

No matter if you like it or not, family is forever. I have been blessed with a gigantic family but unfortunately I know some much better than others. Throughout my life there have been precious moments shared with family members that I will remember forever and I look forward to future events. Unfortunately, because of its size, I may really never know each member as well as I would like. However thanks to Facebook, I do get a glimpse into their lives and can keep up with the highlights and let them know I'm there in spirit during the low points of life.

I know how fortunate I am in regards to my connectivity with family. I have met people in my life that have either been disowned by their family or have made the difficult decision to cut themselves off. I always find that decision, either way, sad. The fact of the matter is that some people are close to their families, and others are not. Those who do not have close family ties create deep friendships that are like family and that's wonderful. For me in the end, there is no true substitute for family.

I rarely have long lasting fights or arguments with family because life is way too short for stuff like that. Recently I witnessed, via Facebook, some family drama that led some to "unfriend" each other. Things like this just break my heart. As I get older I notice my family, overall, pulling further and further away from each other. I can definitely make more of an effort to reach out however as the years go by, less and less of us get together to share those special moments.

I get a little morbid with my siblings when we fight. I say to them we will bury each other so we really need to get over what ever the issue. To me family is forever and you just can't "unfamily" someone. Family has to stick together, especially during difficult times. So whatever the problem is or was, find the space in your heart to forgive. I am not a religious person but I know God would want me to forgive, and mainly for myself.