One of my greatest personal values is family.
The big F word… my world and my reason to live.
Ask anyone that knows me. I’m a lioness with cubs when I see and feel my loved ones are threatened or taken advantage of. I mean please do not mess with me!
A family does not only mean those there are bound to us by blood or DNA but also all who are strongly connected with us throughout our life.
My friends are family… my clients are family… my community is family and my pets are family.
The time for family to come together is soon approaching with the Christmas festivities. However, I also know that around the world many feel alone and lost on these special celebration days. Maybe they lack a strong bond with their family, not by choice but by fate. Especially the “children of this world”.
We must remember that we’ve all been children at some point so when I talk about children I’m referring to all of us. The inner child that we nurture inside of us and that somehow feels suppressed and alone at times.
Family can give us love but they can also give us pain and frustration.
I’m sure by now you have conjured a bunch of images and emotions in your head and heart about your family circle. I know I have… memories of laughter, happiness, joy, and safety and other moments of pain hurt grief, and frustration.
I know now that all these moments are necessary to make us grow, to allow us to evolve, and to forgive. I also know that those moments don’t define us and that only we are capable to change the course of the DNA nature by acknowledging those moments and embrace the change.
Even miles apart from your family, the bond is sacred and even though you don’t talk to your relatives on a daily basis, I know that they are always there to hold my hand and to comfort my heart and soul in times of need.
I found this poem by Deborah Bonner that expresses exactly the true meaning of family. I wanted to share it with you my friend and ask you a big favour today.
The True Meaning of Family
Family Love ~ Poem by Deborah Bonner
F is for the familiarity that we share, being aware of each other’s needs, understandingly having an insight of the situation, and not just talking about it, but showing that we care!
A is for absolutely with no reservations, no limitations, no one has to have any special qualifications, it is just because you’re you, your individuality that makes family so unique and true!
M is for family oh how mystically divine our love from the Father grows day by day. It is our heritage to be in constant communion with you oh Lord. Family love never breaks or bends to fake or condescending idle chatter, which sows discords of hatred among us. We are ever learning, building, and pursuing the one and TRUE God whose cross we share!
I is for all families intellectually gifted & girded up with strength, honor, persistence, endurance to withstand life’s storms!
L is for Limitless and family love has no bounds. Family love is immeasurable and endless. Family love is deeper than a bottomless pit, YES! it has no end. Family love is infinite in power, strength, and endurance, having unbounded patience because God created family love we have everlasting love, which cannot change!
Y is for the YOUTH, products of family love, for God has made you, pruned you, and molded you, for our future legacy awaits designed love proven by fire and unselfish desires.
L is for lending, for family love is ours for a short time, so work family love with all your might, don’t fight or complain, just keep love moving without any returns because being greedy God will not be please in thee! Family love lends your helping hands wherever and whenever without reservations, pushing family love forward into deep dark crevices for you will be a shining light on someone’s heart!
O is for Ocean as far as the eyes can see family love goes deeper than any sea. Family love will travel far and wide to rescue those in need. For God knows as a unit Family love aims to please and put everyone’s mind at ease.
V is for validation, family love won’t ever, ever be late. Family love can be trusted for sure as God watches over the family each day. The enemy that tries to harm family love will get busted and disgusted. There is no length to family love for there is a sure connection with Abba Father in heaven above.
E is for eternal, Family love is eternal when we love as God loves, family love patterns herself after the master, creator, our Lord and Savior, because only through his guidance and teaching Family love will never die! Family love will live on and strive to maintain God’s unity until we meet him in the sky!
I want to leave you with this message today. Connect with someone in your life that you see as family and share a moment together. Go be with that special someone and enjoy all the moments together.
I wish you a lovely Christmas and a Happy New Year. May all your dreams come true and remember don’t make resolutions make a revolution in your mind to make all happen in your life.