It’s our pleasure to have our whole family together for a little while. Family reunions are great – something we look forward to, long for and hang tightly to for the moment.  We’ve been a close knit group and have spent most of our lives in close proximity, but last year our oldest daughter and her family moved to So. Carolina.  We’re grateful to have time with them this week.

When I think of family, I think of happy times, anxious moments, days of stress and sometimes even anguish, but always times of hope and being sure that we were all tightly woven into a patchwork of threads that don’t break -that keeps getting stronger and fuller with time.  I think of sharing the same cup, toothpaste, clothes, jokes, memories and a greater part of our growing up years together.

We started out as two from different backgrounds some 50 years ago.  Then three unique individuals were added to the mix – each with their own special personalities – each a branch growing from the same root.  Our family tree has always been deeply rooted in the solid foundation of God, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

As with any family there are idiosyncrasies, individual paths to be taken and new challenges that make us who we are.  With each new direction we take, being grounded in the same faith, we know that we’ll have a joyous reunion one day in heaven.

You can choose your friends, but you can’t choose your family, so make the most of the one you have and enjoy every moment – even the difficult ones.  Family isn’t only blood, it’s the best support group you may ever have.


As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on
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3 Responses to FAMILY

  1. Beautiful post, Kathy. Love the image of the tree. Our ‘tree’ is Jesus as we dig down and root ourselves in Him. Then He can use us. Have an awesome time with your family. Be blessed – Reuben

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