Monday, December 17, 2007

Monday December 17, 2007....Home is Here

This is a note to all my family members.

Sometimes in your life, you hit a snag and you lose your direction. You thought you knew just where you were headed and now you're not so sure. Life does that to all of us at one time or another. Sometimes the path we set out to follow leads us to a dead end and we hate to backtrack and are unsure just how to change our direction. Or, we have followed the path we set out to follow and reached the goal but found that this isn't really where we want to be. It's difficult to admit a mistake and have to start out all over again, but it's sometimes necessary.

If, at this time or sometime in the future, you feel a bit lost and unsure of which direction to follow from here forward I want you to know that here you have a refuge. You are family and are always welcome, without reservation. Here is someone you can trust and be at home with. Here is someone who loves you no matter what mistakes you made along the way. If you feel lost and alone, know that here is home and that you are never alone. Here is family.

Our family has a history of looking out for each other which goes back many generations. Parents look out for children and children look out for parents, no matter what age. Aunts and uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews are all family and loved. Friends come and go, long remembered or soon forgotten, but family always remains and will continue through the generations. My grandparents took care of their parents in their old age and their children after divorces. Their children, in turn, looked after them in their old age. My parents took me in at a time of need and I watched out for them in their time of need. That's what family does, whatever is needed and necessary.

It's reassuring to know that no matter what obstacles you run into in life, there is always a home for you and that home is here with your family.

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