Tonight part of my family shared pizza with my brother and part of his family. Tomorrow we will grow even larger with my other two brothers and their families and Mom....all I can think of is gratitude....how fortunate we all are who have family...they can become our greatest teachers and our strongest support....
You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.
Almighty God, our heavenly Father, who settest the solitary
in families: We commend to thy continual care the homes in
which thy people dwell. Put far from them, we beseech thee,
every root of bitterness, the desire of vainglory, and the pride
of life. Fill them with faith, virtue, knowledge, temperance,
patience, godliness. Knit together in constant affection those
who, in holy wedlock, have been made one flesh. Turn the
hearts of the parents to the children, and the hearts of the
children to the parents; and so enkindle fervent charity among
us all, that we may evermore be kindly affectioned one
to another; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
--Book of Common Prayer