This picture reminded me of the important place family holds in my life. My family, well, they are my best friends. I look to my parents and realize that they have been married for 29 years and seem to love each other more each day. They don't just love each other in the "I have know you forever and we have kids together" kind of way. They love each other with a new and old love all at the same time. I pray that at 29 years of marriage mine and Adam's love will look like theirs.
Then I think about my brother and sisters. As we get older and the age difference lessens in importance, we have become more than just siblings, but friends. We talk to each other. We have fun together and we can be real with each other.
Family is something, I feel, especially my generation, takes for granted. God blesses us with a family to love and support. Sometime they are easy to love and sometimes maybe they are the mission field that God is calling us to minister to. Either way, be thankful for the family you have and realize that God has a role for you in that family. You just have to be willing to accept it and be obedient.
I have also learned that God gives us new family members as life goes on. These members do not come from blood but from time and living life together. So, I am also very grateful for the family members God has blessed me with through life experiences.