My parents are two of my best friends in this world. My siblings and I support each other even though we don’t always agree. And the little ones, well they’re not so little anymore, they are 4, 8, 15, 16 and 18, but they literally keep me going. Anytime I think about giving up, I have to pause and consider what message that would send to them, and I thank God for that. I thank God for all of them.
Because of the way I grew up and how close in proximity we live to each other, I cannot imagine being out of touch with my family. However, I know that many families deal with deep-rooted issues that tear the structure of the family apart, but I would still encourage you to never take family for granted. Never put off the phone call to your mom or brother or grandparent that God laid on your heart because you don’t know what tomorrow will bring. Hug a little longer, speak a little more often, and love a little harder. Even if you cannot, for whatever reason, communicate with your family, keep them lifted up in prayer and watch God work miracles in your life and theirs. Other than the greatest gift of salvation, my family is the best gift God has given me. We laugh together, we cry together, and we love each other. What a blessing! Ms. EV