The weekend is finally over, and what a busy weekend it was. We had the 90th anniversary of the church on Saturday and Sunday morning, then we ran up to Milwaukee for my sister-in-law's wedding, then ran back here for another doctor appointment (the baby is doing great), and now I am getting ready for another funeral. It was a lot of fun, but I was just plumb tuckered out last night.
Sierra was a flower girl at the wedding, and she did a great job. She didn't even want to sit down during the service, so she spent most of it standing next to her aunt Becky pulling on her dress. After the service was over, we went down to the reception and she danced like crazy. As you may imagine, the photographer loved taking pictures of this little girl having so much fun.
With everything going on over the past week, I have been reflecting on the joy of family. It is a true blessing to have people around who love and care for you. People who are willing to stop whatever they are doing to help. People who will both celebrate and cry with you, depending on the circumstances. Since we are all human, we know that there are times when we struggle with family, but those struggles are often minimal when compared to the love and support that we get from these people who know are faults and love us in spite of them.
So today, may you celebrate your family. Take some time to write a note, send an e-mail, or call a family member and let them know how much they are appreciated. And may we all see the face of Christ in those who love us so much.