My darling friend Catherine posted this family video on her blog. It’s perfect for Friday; it’s perfect for Labor Day weekend. I especially loved what Catherine wrote:
It might look like this is all about having fun, but what it really says (in its own unique way) is that there’s nothing like Family. Building strong families builds lives, provides a place where you can be yourself, be held up, feel unconditionally loved. Really. It changes the world. Everyone deserves to be part of something like this.
While my kids were giggling and singing along, I sobbed through the whole video. I most definitely do not come from a family like this one. But I am grateful for families like these, for the stories of loving fathers and grandfathers who adore their children and grandchildren. They give me hope; they provide a model to follow.
And I am building that kind of family for my children, every day with every beat of my heart.