“Do you have a fake family? I do. It’s the one I made up in my head and it gives my real family an impossibly high standard to reach. My fake family never fights during game night, they sweetly try a few bites of everything on their plates, and they never leave their dirty underpants on the bathroom floor…”
full post & link here.
i found it hilarous and sobering..
great perspective for a monday.
i’m thinking there’s like a whole neighborhood where our fake families live. ;) but…
“I suspect one day our kids will not recall the laundry piled on our couches or every little time we blew it, but I hope they carry into adulthood the security that they were wanted, they were adored, they were cherished, and they were loved. So very loved. Parents, we might not get it all right even seven out of ten times, but failure is not a deal breaker inside the safety of a family. I pray one day we launch our kids into this world whole and healed, redeemed by the touch of their Savior and transformed simply because we loved and we stayed…imperfectly and beautifully.”
do i hear an amen?? :)
now, off to make some soup or something warm for my sickies, all home from school today.
gotta admit i kinda like it though…
it feels like the old days!!
(¸.·´ (¸.·´ (¸.·¨¯`♥ amber