Consider yourself warned!
A guide for those who think they want children.
Today, I had a totally different blog that I was going to post. However, I’m just getting home from Connecticut, and this post was placed on my heart.
Today, we buried my cousin. She was blessed to have lived for 91 years. What a blessing! She was married to her husband for 57 years (until he died in 2003), had four children, eleven grandchildren, and twelve great-grandchildren. Isn’t that something? First of all, I can’t imagine being married to someone for 10 years, never mind 57! My cousin lived a good life. It wasn’t always easy, but all in all, it was a good life. I hate to say it, but sometimes I don’t see some of my cousins except at funerals. But when we are together, its like we were all just together yesterday. At the repass, some of my cousins and I sat back, shared memories, laughed, and marveled with amazement as we watched the next generation just starting their journey here on earth.
Funerals are a reminder that we live on through our children and through their children. As we go through this life, we don’t know how our actions or our words touch another’s life. One of my cousins shared how when she was little, she always wanted to be around me. I remember that period of time. I was probably around sixteen and she may have been three. Luckily for her, I’ve always loved little kids! She was so young at the time that I’m surprised that she even remembered me. But I’m glad she did.
We need to remember that even though our lives are busy … everyone is busy working, raising kids, or have moved away from home, or moved out of state, … we still need our family. Our children need to know their family. More importantly, our children need to know that their family loves and cares about them.
I am happy and blessed to have such a family. We may not see each other often, but that doesn’t matter. We love one another. I love my family.
As we all move along our life journey, let’s not forget our family. Let’s not just see each other at funerals, or at weddings, or at family reunions. Let’s make the effort to really spend quality family time together. And just so you know, checking your cousin’s Facebook status doesn’t count. In the end, our children will be better for it.
Until next time … Consider Yourself Warned!
And just like that you've made me really happy I decided to go to Dallas for my cousins 50th bday party this weekend. I last saw her last month at my fathers funeral. It's so true and so sad that we don't spend enough time with family, or friends. I try my best to be able to recall the last time I saw loved ones. That's why I'm always the one to create an event for us to come together. Great post. Thanks for sharing.
6/2/2017 02:50:33 pm
Thank you for posting. I'm so glad you are going to your cousin's birthday party. We all have to cherish and keep our families near to our hearts. Enjoy the party and take a lot of pictures!
6/2/2017 07:24:42 am
You are so right and yesterday, many were trying to get back home because of an elderly parent or some reason important to them. We need to make time if we are able to spent some quality time like our parent use to do. Our children are missing some much of there heritage. I pledge to myself that I am taking a road trip with my family to see cousins. Tye thanks for the warning Love you so much
6/2/2017 02:51:53 pm
Retta, let me know when you're coming to Brooklyn. I have a room ready for you.
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SassyGirlTye lives with her two wonderful teenagers in Brooklyn, New York. No matter what she says in her posts, she truly loves her children with all her heart.