We were at a baby shower for my niece this weekend. I am grateful that we have a close family. Even though there are many generations in our family, we all come together as we are immediate family members. I captured this photo at the shower.
My heart is full with happiness. As I look at this photo with my husband, our grandson, and our great-nephew, I see so much happiness. My great-nephew B is getting ready to be big brother within the next month. He was so happy to see the baby and immediately said he wanted to hold the baby. As he would stroke his head gently, rub his little hand, and talk soft words to the baby, I just kept smiling. Everyone in the entire room was smiling. Happiness filled the room and it was all because of seeing generations before our eyes.
Family means everything. This generation is so busy and there are so many to-do lists in our lives but I told my Aunt, I want to make it a goal to get us all together at least once a month. There doesn’t need to be a special activity, just bonding with the family. It is needed. The happiness makes the world a better place. Our hearts yearn for that secure family feeling.
My cousin posted this on my picture on instagram:
I love what we have created… so much love for not just siblings but cousins as well. So glad we are passing the great upbringing of love to one another…. we all are more than extended family. .. we are immediate family… love u sis always!
Her words put everything in perspective and are so true. Family goes beyond just parents and siblings.
Family is everything!