***LONG POST*** Where the heart is, there’s home. Wherever life takes us, we’re always home together.
Family has been heavy on my brain and heart these days. I’m spending more time just existing with them. Enjoying the natural blessings that we overlook with our busy lives. I had a conversation with a college classmate and she said “Awww they are so cute, I wish my family were as close as yours.” I had to tell her, “this is just a snapshot. You should see the reel of negatives we have.” Now my family isn’t the worst, but we’re far from the best. My feed is never intended to show perfect or the best, it’s to show the in spite of moments. I won’t ever paint a pretty picture for social media like this family God plopped me in is picture perfect. If you’re really paying attention you’d notice the tidbits I put up never add up, like how is it only three women and two little princes in about 75% of my “family” photos. I’ve always been a family-oriented person and many times it’s to a fault, but for everyone like me, who loves their family with all their heart, I want to tell you this. Don’t quit loving them and never cease sending up prayers for them. That’s all I do. I don’t push them. I don’t beg them to “be a family.” I don’t gripe, moan and whine about how I want a great, fairytale family setting. Which by the way, if you really watch them, those family have more drama, secrets and unrest than anything I’ve ever watched in my adult life. *Queues Brooklyn’s Bambi break-down in ATL* What I do is live life with who is here, cherish the moments we share, and leave the rest to God. Being sick for 10 years of my life has taught me, we never get back time wasted, lost or stolen. Don’t waste your time trying to figure out how to change people. Don’t lose your time waiting for people to change themselves. Don’t allow people to steal your time by stopping the changes you’re making so you can have a stress-free, joyful, and completely prosperous life. Family or not. You deserve happiness. You deserve peace. You deserve to live a life free from worry. So pray for them and be done with it. They’ll eventually come around...IF they are suppose to come around.