Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Family

I'm the youngest of four children, but I'm the only child from my parent's marriage. My older brother and sister were teenagers by the time I was born. My brother and his wife live fairly close to us, but just don't seem to spend much time together. We do the get together at the holidays for lunch and usually everyone will come for the Bird's birthday. I asked both my siblings to go to church with us this past Sunday (my T-Bone was baptized)and it was so funny that the message was on family and the importance of it. My brother reached across and took my hand and my sister's at one point. It really served as a reconnection for us. There is nothing as far as anger or conflict, it is just that we don't make an effort. I'm unwrapping my small gift of a quiet place spending Sunday afternoon with my family in celebration. I know God wants us to be closer. I'm linking to Emily over at Chatting at the Sky.

5 comments:

A Little Of This And That said...

Family... what a beautiful word.

Corinne said...

That sounds like such a moving moment for you all.. just amazing :)

Dawn said...

hmmm... we don't often make a grand effort here either. and i wish we did. my sister is just 20 minutes away, and my mom is 45 minutes away. and i don't see them as often as i should. and family is the best :) glad you had this moment... and thanks for sharing it!

dawn said...

That's really a special memory. I bet your throat caught a bit when you felt him take your hand...

togetherforgood said...

What a precious moment. :)