Your family is the people who are there for you. They support you, comfort you, give you a shoulder to lean on. They cheer you on and welcome you home. This is a photo taken a few moments after I finished my first marathon, January 1, 2013. I am literally leaning on them to be able to stand upright. All my grandkids (and my hubby, 2 daughters and a son-in-law) braved 30-40 degree temps for 4+ hours waiting for me to cross the finish line. I heard their cries of, “Yay, Gramma!” from the bridge as I rounded the last corner. They build a tunnel of linked hands for me to run under as I came down the home stretch.
In our home, every time a family member arrives we give a cheer of “Yay! You’re home!” as we welcome them in to the safety and security of our sanctuary from the world.
Families are forever!