Often times we take family for granted. We don’t truly value the relationships. We get so caught up into work and other worries of life that we neglect spending quality time together. Today, I witnessed a well-needed revelation.
My cousin, Jasmine, created a group on Facebook about two weeks ago for cousins our age to communicate. She started the group so we could plan an event for everyone to catch up. And so we did. Today, we celebrated my paw paw’s 84th birthday. We decided to barbecue and dance to old school music. Our family is legendary in the community for our natural dance moves, and I must say my 55 year old aunt still has it!
We laughed, we danced, and we vowed to spend time together at the minimum quarterly. I met cousins I did not know and reestablished relationships with those I hadn’t seen in years. My paw paw was overwhelmed by all the love and elated to have most of his grandchildren in one place. We were reminded family is all we have. We need to know our family tree and express our love while we still have the chance to. I can hardly wait for all of us to go to the movies to see Think Like a Man Too in two weeks! I am so thankful for family.