Monday, May 2, 2016

Bless You

The other day I sneezed and my son said "Bless you, Mom!" No big deal. But it made me think about how he just picked that up from observing us.

We say it to him and to each other but we've never sat him down and said, "You need to say 'bless you' when someone sneezes."

It made me think about all the other things he's picking up just by watching us. Mostly good things I am proud to have him pick up, some not-so-good things I’m still working on correcting.

I love that a family is like a tapestry, all woven together with and around each other’s flaws. Sometimes we share flaws. Sometimes some of our greatest strengths come in spite of or even because of each other’s flaws.

I’m very much enjoying our right now, but I also very much look forward to someday taking a step back and seeing this whole big picture I can’t see so clearly right now while I’m in the middle of it.

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