It’s a lot of small things that make a family.
Piling in Mom and Dad’s bed on a Sunday morning
Making pancakes together
Getting excited for movie night
Tucking tired kids in after they’ve fallen asleep
Watching siblings laugh together
Wild toddler bath times
Adventuring together out in the world
Cozying up together at home
Celebrations with grandparents, great grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins
Dance parties in the living room
Tea parties in the kitchen
Family yoga lessons led by a 5-year-old
Praying together for those you love
Looking at photo albums
Freezing your butts off outside making snowmen on a snowy day
The little things are the big things. They’re memories, moments in time. Moments we want to last forever, knowing that they won’t. Moments we want to hold on tight to, knowing that they’ll change and grow into another form, another phase. Moments we want to remember as clearly as when they are happening in real time, knowing that they’ll fade over the years.
We are a family filled with love and imperfection. With faith and uncertainty. With joy and sometimes pain. With caring for and fighting with. With laughter and tears. With personality and enthusiasm.
(We’re also filled with people who can’t handle an iPhone camera flash before 7am on a Sunday!👆😂)