Family and Memories…

familyThe love in our family flows strong and deep, leaving us memories to treasure and keep.

I saw this in a shop the other day and really liked it. Not because it was applicable, trust me, I like many of you have had my issues with family. I liked it because it meant something else to me. Let me explain.
My family is small, quite small, especially giving that so many of them are gone. I am an only child. The family line will not continue through me. So what’s up with the sign?

I chose a new family. My church family. Actually, they chose me.

They were there for me in my darkest hours. They helped me, prayed for me, they introduced me to God. And while so many of them have continued with their lives having not realized how important they were to me, instrumental in my spiritual change, I can take those memories with me, to treasure and keep, forever.

No matter what happens. If they move away, pass away or fade away, the memories of their caring for me will never fade. I can say the same for my family, for my mother. I have kept the better parts of her, the better memories with me. That is what I take away from this message.

No matter how messed up it got at the end. No matter how much hate and bitterness was released, I can hold tight to the loving memories I have and they strengthen me, deep within my soul.

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7 Comments

  1. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    February 17, 2014    

    Much love coming your way! God has given you many talents.
    Thanks for the memories, hope to have many more with you.
    CB

  2. Sylvia Griffin's Gravatar Sylvia Griffin
    February 18, 2014    

    Beautiful!!!  I’m so thankful your New Family was there, and is there for you, dear Kathleen.  I wish more people realized how important their Church family is to them.  But maybe they haven’t been as richly blessed as you’ve been by your Church Family.  That thought makes me want to be more aware of the needs of members of our Church Family.  I’m kind of “out of the loop” since I don’t live at Canyon Lake.  Don’t hesitate to call me anytime you know of a situation where I might be helpful!  I love you dearly.  Hugs, Kisses and Prayers,  Sylvia

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