“A man travels the world over in search of what he needs, and returns home to find it.” - George Moore
The family is God's ideal inner circle where nurturing, cultivation and development begin. He instituted the family; therefore it will always be around as families are the building blocks of society. People were made to associate with other people. We need relationships. Man was not made to be alone, thus God created the family. No one will ever know the hardships and the severities that life has brought on you as your family does. The happy moments with family are the most precious ones but even the worst moments are just as important and cherished.
The love that binds the family is like a safe harbour, where we feel secure and where we can assure that companionship and loyalty are pillars of the circle. This bonding helps to build a trust and hope that, no matter what, we have people to be with us in all life’s situations. It is through family that we learn the values of love, trust, hope, belief, cultures, morals, traditions and every little matter that concerns to us. A strong foundation for any individual comes from being with a supportive family.
Being part of a blessed family is one among the greatest gifts that we treasure in life. In fact it is the first gift that we get from God. To have parents, who support us, teach us standards of life, give us a strong foundation in character, teach us the importance of love and being loved, trust to be there for each other and many other morals that could be obtained only from a family. It is a gift not only with lovable parents, but siblings who care and love us beyond themselves. All these precious gifts can never be bought or sold, neither can they be demanded. “Other things may change but we start and end with family. Family is everything!”
By Edwina Henry