Your love endures through all generations.
From Psalm 145:13
Last weekend, my sister hosted a cousins’ gathering. This event included all of us first cousins who engaged in an afternoon of reminiscing and storytelling. I admit that tears threatened several times over the course of our time together…
Too many of our loved ones have passed on from this life. These citizens of the hereafter include not only all of our parents, but several cousins as well. I smile my tears away as I consider the significant impact each one of these special people has had on my life. “We’re definitely a unique family,” I tell myself, “mostly because of the love which binds us together no matter what.”
You know, my cousins, all of our parents and I readily admit that not one of us is perfect. Still, we wouldn’t trade any of our family members for anything. We are who we are because of, and occasionally in spite of, one another. So it is that deep gratitude warms me on this cool October afternoon. My dear cousins and I have been deeply blessed. We’ve experienced unconditional love firsthand!
Good and Gracious God, thank you for the people you have given me to love and for those who so generously love me in return.
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