3.15.2008

What Matters Most

This past week, family has been on my mind and in my heart. We had the chance to spend a little time with everyone a few days ago, and it was wonderful. It always seems like the time is too short -- but the reality is that we all have our own lives, our own families, jobs, responsibilities and things that keep us busy. It would be so nice to have more time together.

Since that just isn't possible in this life, I think about how much I love each one of them and how grateful I am for them.

"You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them."
~Desmond Tutu

I like the idea that God chose my family just for me -- as a very special, personal gift. I also love the reminder that not only is my family a gift, but I am supposed to be one too.

Sweet thoughts for sure. ! Now I need to figure out how to be that wonderful gift - because my family is such a gift to me.

13 comments:

100 Percent Cottam said...

i agree, families are definitely a gift from heavenly father!!!

Chris and Tara Mason said...

I think you've already figured out how to be a gift to us all!

Sarah said...

I'm glad you're in my family!

Jane said...

Family is the best! It sounds like you had a great time together. Quality time is what matters most :)

Jori said...

You are such a gift to all of us Jan! I agree family is everything. Mine has rallied around me lately. Even extended family that I haven't seen in years. It's nice to know we all have that support group.

hoLLy said...

families are such wonderful gifts from our Heavenly Father. i don't know what i'd do without mine!

Emily J. said...

I think during the tough times...like when Logan is throw a tantrum in a store and is rolling around on the floor...it's always good to remember that Heavenly Father sent him to our family for a reason.

Christina said...

I'm glad you got to spend time with all of your fam recently, Jan. You deserve it! Families are a gift to us, and even when there are trials with family, those are gifts too!

Shelley said...

Jan, I think you've already got it figured out. ;) Just keep on doing what you're doing and you'll be just fine. :) Now if only I could do as you're doing (follow follow you!) heh

Mel said...

So true. Families are the best!

Steve and Jeni Simmons said...

I couldn't imagine my life without mine!

Mia said...

I love my family so much and am so grateful for them. That quote was great. Thanks for sharing it with us!

Cammie said...

Great family thoughts!