Family First?

This week’s inspiration comes from the theme of a family reunion I attended this past weekend:  “Family First”.

We hear “family over everything” quoted all the time.  We say it, but is it really true?  Our intentions are for it to be true, but quite often things get in the way.  The start of a new career, a promotion, higher education, business ventures, and sometimes just life itself, are all things that sometimes push family into second or even third place.  The pursuit of these things, frequently give us tunnel vision and family falls by the wayside, not completely forgotten, but maybe not given the proper attention.  Phone calls grow fewer, visits delayed, special events not attended….

It happens to the best of us, so there’s no need to beat ourselves up about it.  In the words of Maya Angelou now that we “know better let us do better”.  Let’s keep pushing and pursuing, but at the same time remembering what’s most important:  “Family First”.

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