Have you ever seen a family that wants to be together, interacting, joking, laughing, teasing, arguing, hugging, making up, etc? Family can be a wonderful, encompassing bunch of fun sometimes. On the other hand, families can have a bunch of drama, turmoil, arguments, bad feelings, ill will, grudge fests, and the like.
It depends on the family that you are discussing. If you were lucky enough to find your soul mate, commit to your relationship, get married, and have a family, you are blessed. If you have had a little, and perhaps even a lot of money, wealth, and resources, you are double blessed. But even as the lyrics from a Luther Vandross tune says, ” I’d rather have bad times with you, than good times with someone else. I’d rather be beside you in a storm, than safe warm by myself… Hard times together than to have it easy apart. I’d rather have someone who holds my heart…”
Luther sang also about Dancing with his father again. Family can bring such happiness, when the love is there. And the love of a Father is precious, as well. Mother’s love is legendary.
Do you have a family? Is there love there? Do they love you, adore you? Do you feel accepted, included, depended upon? Responsible? Burdened, maybe? I suppose that there are two sides of the coin in familial relationship. Love and committment. Dependency and Responsibility. Security and Provision. I love my family. I count my blessings that I have their love, and that they love me.
I saw an excellent interview of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, on the Oprah Winfrey Show. I was so impressed with Will and Jada as a Hollywood Power couple. I liked to hear what they said about their family. Much respect to them both.