I believe in family. I believe in its power to wrap us with warmth on a cold day, to cool us off on a scorching hot day, to encourage, to support, to be a place where we can find comfort, to be a safe haven whenever we need it, to be a space where we can be whoever we are and whatever we want to be. I believe that family makes a home.
Like all relationships, family is never without any conflicts or challenges. Like all relationships that require openness, one needs to be transparent and brave enough to be vulnerable. In doing that we tear down the walls around our hearts and we allow ourselves to be hurt. But, in doing that also, we allow ourselves to grow, to prosper, and to find a home in each others’ hearts.
Family is home, a place that no matter how rough it may be on the outside, it is always beautiful on the inside because we are certain that we are celebrated and encouraged to flourish there. That is what family means to me.