We’ve all heard it. . .
We’ve all probably said it. . .
We’ve all probably thought it more than ever hearing or saying it:
YOU CAN PICK YOUR NOSE
YOU CAN PICK YOUR FRIENDS
BUT YOU CAN’T PICK YOUR FAMILY
. . .can they pick you?
I remember when our kids were little
and not when they’ve grown older and have kids of their own:
“You know there’s a legend, an ancient belief that babies actually choose their parents and also have a hand in the life they want to lead, especially in the lessons and challenges they need to face and learn from in their life. . . .”
I sometimes reminded buy kids of this when I wasn’t all that popular with them about decisions or consequences to some of the decisions they made. . .
I’d remind them,
“HEY, REMEMBER, YOU CHOSE ME, YOU CHOSE US. . .”
The one thing they never have heard from me
nor ever will:
“YOU ARE NOT A PART OF THIS FAMILY!”
That would be kind of hard for me since as a
I’ve never seen myself as not
being a part of
F A M I L Y
The Take Away. . .
No matter what
No matter where
No matter how
No matter when
I AM NOT LEAVING THIS FAMILY
(stay with me)