Friday, June 12, 2009

Things learned about Family this past month

Growing up not having very much of it- I guess I never understood the true workings of it. I didn't have to do alot of "doing unto others as you would have done to yourself." In the past month, I've learned alot about families.

I've seen the very best shine through as well as the very worst. I've learned through Jerry that eventhough God gives you biological family, it doesn't mean they are family. We had people walk through our door for Jerry's memorial that made my mom just want to scream because of how kept their backs turned to him even in his last days. Some of his family didn't bother to come at all. Unfortunately, someday we will be held accountable for our actions, all of our actions. There were some family that came, that eventhough complete estrangment had taken place over the years, they were so welcome and couldn't have been more loved, all there is is regrets that the past 15 years were not spent making more effort to be a better family. Through my mom & Phyllis, I've learned just how strong the bond between sisters can be, no matter the years or distance in between. Family shown it's face through the women that were here in our kitchen running the show & dropping off meals. Family showed up as loving mothers of friends who couldn't do much but send much needed money. Family has been clearly outlined at my daughter's school. On several occasions, I've known that the amount of money that we pay to send our kids to this private school is not understood when there are perfectly good HUGE public schools near our home. I guess now, I can clearly say, we pay to be a part of something more, a family. Aside from the Christian teaching, THAT is what we pay for & worth every cent.

After a very chaotic month, I'd be ignorant to say that I haven't changed- alot on the inside at least. I've been soaking up every teachable moment of diffiuculty our family has faced. I've learned a lot about the people in my life and if it's possible, I'm even more greatful for them than I was a month ago.


mrskgrimm said...

that's awesome Lorayne! life is so amazing when God lets you step like that and allows you to see it more like He does.

Lizzy said...

God bless you, my friend! Love you.