Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Thankful for family


Today I am thankful for family. Though my family is not a perfect sit-com where everyone is perfect (who would want that). I have a family of real people who (including me) have their days of good and bad. I am so grateful to have 2 sisters who have taught me so much while we grew up sharing rooms and bathrooms. I am grateful to have 3 sisters-in-law whom I cherish and cherish every time I get to spend with them. I am grateful for 4 brothers-in-law who I enjoy getting to know. I am grateful for my parents and my parents-in-law. I am so blessed to have such a large family that continues to grow (1 new addition and one on the way!!!)

I am glad that my family is not perfect and has blemishes and sometimes wobbles its way back and forth on mental sanity. This imperfection (along with my personal issues) allows me to realize that the only perfection is God and that I cannot measure up with any deeds or good intentions. 

I can take the gift of life and live in the freedom that comes from living in God's word.

Thank goodness for family, for they keep me humble!

2 comments:

Guinevere said...

Life would be awfully boring if everyone lived in a perfect family. :o) Variety and nuttiness is good! :o)

Anonymous said...

I echo Guinevere's sentiments. A "perfect" family would be kind of boring. :)
Jen