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Family First

What does that mean to you?

For me, I try to put my husband and kids first, and sometimes while doing that put them last. I get so caught up in earning a living that I don’t cook or clean. I’m working on that, but that’s not really the only part of putting family first.

I’d like to put the question to you, who is family?

I have a large family, ten brothers, two sisters, mom and dad, aunts and uncles, cousins. Now add to that sisters-in-law and brother-in-law and lots of nieces and nephew. Then the same on my husband’s side. Add my kids…. You get the idea. How do we put all those people first? And what if someone in your family has a problem you can’t help with? What do you do then? How do you put them first?

I’m discovering that putting family first is something we each have to learn for ourselves and by following promptings from the Spirit of God. Sometimes, it may seem we are putting one person in front of another. But sometimes, you must. Sometimes though, you are simply helping the one you can.

I love all my family and wish I could do more to help each of them with their trials. Sometimes, I (un-righteously) wish I could take away their burdens. Fortunately, I understand that we are here to learn and grow through trials. Still it’s hard to watch those you love hurt.

In this day and age, some think it’s okay to walk away from their family because they don’t follow your belief of right and wrong, but just because we don’t agree, we should never stop offering love and support, even if their choices might make it where you can’t live with them anymore.

Enough of my ranting. I love my family and I’m glad that even in difficult times, we stand beside each other.

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