The other night, my wife, Joyce, and I watched our kids eat dinner at the table. They were full of smiles, laughter, and happiness. I was amazed at how much they not only loved each other but also loved to be together. I asked Joyce if she had similar memories from her childhood, and she did.
I don’t have many memories of my sisters and me getting along that well. It’s not that we didn’t love each other; we just didn’t know how to get along. Quickly approaching holidays, filled with more fruitcake than should be legally allowed, remind us families aren’t void of conflict but can overcome conflict together. Families aren’t fully put together straight out the box, but require a lot of assembly (yes, the term that makes every dad shutter in dark corners of basements around the globe).
Your family is just that: your family. It is what you make of it. Take ownership and choose to make great memories full of love and excitement.