Days Like Today
It's days like today that make me truly appreciate everything I have. Spending time with loved ones; close and not so close, that make me restore faith in humanity. Sometimes, we distance ourselves without even meaning to. We get so wrapped up in our daily schedules that we just sometimes forget to make room for those near and dear. As I sat back watching how well my daughter does with her cousins, and how nice it is to get out of the house, I hit me that I forgot what it was all about. It is about cherishing the time you do have. Even when relationships aren't totally fused together, you see people for who they really are. When they are relaxed, and no in a rush. Sunday was a always a family day when I was younger. But as I grew up, there was always something blocking my schedule. Whether it be work, or errands, or even just cleaning the house. I never actually sat down and forced myself to make that time. What is it about Sundays that bring family together? We are not a religious family in any way. My significant other and I both strongly believe that it is not our choice to push a religion on our child. So when she is old enough to make the decision about wanting to go to church or not, that is solely up to her and her alone. Sure, I'd be happy to accompany her and support her beliefs(whether I agree or not), but these kind of choices are what is fusing and shaping her to become her own, independent woman. When I was younger, I was forced to go to church, and a private school. I think that is what made me rebel so much. Knowing I didn't have an option to go or not. I wasn't always one to just believe what I was being told. I wanted proof. And sitting in a church isle listening to a guy that is like everyone else on any other day of the week didn't really appeal to me. What made him so special to stand up in front of all of these other citizens of the same community and preach to him the book of religion?
Sundays are fun days in my family now. After today, I realized my family does need to devote more time to each other. And I am not just talking about my own family. I'm talking about my brothers, and sisters, and cousins, and second and third cousins as well. Life is too short to miss memories with family all because there is a room full of laundry waiting to be washed, folded, and put away.
What makes us a family is not always being near, but knowing that if one of us ever needed a shoulder, or helping hand we would be there to help. Knowing we have a support system that we can't always see is what holds our bond together. Not everyone would say we are an ideal family, but...
It's mine, and it's perfect to me!♥