11.10.15 I've been thinking about different things lately and right now I'm thinking about the family God gave me. I don't mean just Ernest, Ben, Christina & Zack but my whole family. The reason I've been thinking about this stuff is because my birthday was on the 4th, my brother Eddie's birthday was on the 10th and my other brother John's birthday is on the 11th. I kind of tuned out a lot of my childhood because some of it was not worth remembering. I remember 1 time when John had a race car in our garage where we lived and I was being noisy 1 day and so I opened the door to the garage and John being John put a cinder block over the door and guess what? Yep your right it fell on my head and I was surprised it didn't hurt me. I guess Ernest is right I'm hard headed. LOL I have a beautiful sister also who lives in TN, I love her more then words could express. I just wish we could spend more time together. Then there's my beautiful niece Anita and her beautiful daughter Brittany.
That's not all I have tons of other family members,, too many to name and I love each and everyone of them. I know we never get to see each other and we never talk to each other. I don't know what happened but after my mom died in 1979 and my sister Ethel passed away family has never been the same. Then there is Ernest side of the family and there's a lot of them also. I think of his mom as my mom and his sisters and brother are like my own blood brother and sisters. I love each one of them also. I don't want to forget my Christian Family whom I love also.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7 Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
God created marriage He also created the family but today the family is under siege.
Exodus 20:12 “Honor your father and mother so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.”
Love your father and mother while you have them to love. My mom passed away in 1979 and my dad passed away 21 years ago. I miss them so much.
Psalm 127:3-5 “Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.”
Children are a blessing from God, I know they can cause you grief from time to time but don't you think we give God a lot of grief also.
So I say to you family don't give up on family time. Keep in touch with the family because you never know when you may need something or someone. I prefer talking face to face or on the phone but if nothing else leave a message just to say hi on facebook if nothing else. Let them know your there and you love them.
Lord I think You for the family you've given me. I know family isn't what it use to be and I don't blame anyone for that. I'm as much to blame as anyone else is. Lord be with my facebook family and friends and know I love You. I ask these things in Jesus Name Amen.