Growing up my impression of family was a good one . I understood the concept of ” It takes a VILLAGE to raise a family ” I am not sure if it was that my husband and myself wanted a big family that we realized that we held our expectations to high . It is an old saying that many don’t follow anymore .
There are a lot of single family homes and homes with no extended family at all . Customs and traditions are passed along when time is spent with family . It is much harder on a family when nobody else is helping you instill your family customs . It saddens me to think we are all to busy to take part in the future of this world .
I believe the creator aka GOD had intentions to have not just a mother and father to be involved in your child’s life . Every member of your family has a important part in a baby’s life. I think raising a child takes a lot of work and energy . When a mother gets burnt out because she never see the time of day for herself the child is the one who suffers . When there are elders and other family members you can trust around to help you can keep your sence of sanity .
It is mind-boggling to me how we are so self-absorbed in our own lives we forget what life is really about . Although the first few years that we started our family we had to struggle showing our children what a real true meaning of family is . We have come a long way . We have found the family bonds we have been forever searching for . Our children are growing to see what we have been telling them for years . Family is a bond like no other . ( remember family isn’t always blood ) Once it is formed there is no tearing it apart.
At the start of the new year we are in a state of GRATITUDE for the wonderful family we have in our lives .