Family is a way for God to love us. God’s love works through people. We are the hands, hearts, and physical touch of God’s love on earth. We must love our family like God loves us. We must make time for them, listen, understand, and honor them. We all have schedules and too much to do but family is one of the most important relationships we will ever have on this earth.
I was lucky to be able to go on a family vacation skiing before Christmas. We had so much fun, even though we fell often. We ate together, played together, and laughed together. There was no homework, no interruptions from the outside world. There was just us being family and it was invaluable. So, as my husband recently said, “I don’t care how much it costs we will never skip family vacations because of money again!” At the end of life I don’t think I will sigh and say, “It was a great life because we always had enough money.” I think I will say, “I had a wonderful life because I had faith and time with my family!” Take the time to be with your family, that’s where the love begins. God loved us into being so we can love others as the divine has loved us. Love your family.