This morning a friend posted a blog entry from A Holy Experience and the words on family gripped my heart. Somehow they put pen to paper and described my heartbeat for this family we are building Around the Table.
And we aren’t merely born into families, families are born out of our reaching out and holding on and serving anyways and giving always. Giving always.
That’s what family means: People love you & keep on holding on to you especially when you’re not lovable.
It’s not only the blood in our veins that make us family — it’s the blood and sacrifice in our days that makes us a family.
Every time we make time for each other, we make family.
Family is a verb. Family is not just what we are, it’s something that we actively keep on making.
Something holy is happening in this space at 835. Family is being built and when we talk about putting other's needs before our own it is happening: you to teen mom, me to you, teen mom to teen mom, and teen mom to me. This beautiful family is learning what it means to be family. It is not easy, it is not always fun, but oh to be known and come home to a space where you know your family is waiting for you and welcoming you with great anticipation. I pray that you would know this love, this family that breaks our heart and also makes it beat strong. There is so much beauty here.