Not everyone has this. Not everyone has a family that thinks about each other and shares and cares.
Okay, and eats too much.
To have a family like this is to care about something outside yourself, beyond yourself.
The family cares about you when you might not feel worth caring about. The family is hopeful when you are not. The family is patient when you are not. The family forgives when you don’t feel all that forgiving yourself. The family laughs, when you don’t really feel like laughing.
The family is bigger than you are. It was here before you were and it will be here after you’re gone.
In that way, it is a holy thing. And we are in the midst of it today.
We are very lucky.
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