Wow. So, of course no matter how many times I hear stuff like this it just makes my buttons bust.
After the boys spoke, I began thinking: what makes a family great to be part of? What makes a house a home you can't wait to get back to?
We don't have a perfect home. And we've never claimed to.
That's not what this post is about, but I would like to share a few things that make our family one we all love to be part of:
We laugh a lot.
Boy do we love to laugh! Whether it's sharing memories at dinner time until we cry-laugh or watching our favorite shows that we pre-record and watch together, there's a lot of ha-ha's happening in this house.
We have special traditions.
We have so many of them, I don't know where to start in listing them. We've got a lot of them at Christmas time and all through the year.
I learn just how much traditions mean to Dustin, Jordan and Savanna when we suggest making even a slight tweak to what we normally do. They are usually not happy at all! A sense of familiarity bring stability. Think of this - the word familiar derives from the word family.
We say we're sorry.
Owning up to mistakes is important. Kids learn this importance of this by observing their parents. I've had to apologize a lot. Let's be real, nobody wants to be around somebody who never humbles themselves and apologizes.
Come to think of it, these three ingredients aren't found only in households, but in any healthy church family.