In todays’ fast pace world, spending quality family time is a luxury. Families grow and new challenges, considerations, and responsibilities come on the scene. All of these things can truly test the fabric of a family. To say that we were close would be an understatement, especially coming from a family of nine, living in a 3 1/2 bedroom, 1 1/2 bathroom house. Privacy was practically nonexistent and you learned how to get “a word in edgewise.” Family trips were not extravagant due to the size, but they were special. Trips out to Fort Pulaski and Tybee with picnic lunches made by our mother with loving care are memories that I will ALWAYS cherish and I am certain that my siblings will as well. But a question must be raised and an answer given. How do we keep that “binding tie” from breaking? I began to think about materials that are strong, durable, and flexible. I immediately thought of a bungee cord. That is the material that the ‘binding tie’ of today must be made of. Parents are usually the main cord that keeps a family together but the reality is, once they have left the scene, it takes effort to stay connected, especially for a family of this size.
So, if you have a family, no matter the size, and you don’t see each other often, or talk/text/SKYPE/facetime often, just remember that bungee cord. Families may stretch in other directions but eventually they will spring back together and allow for a time of fellowship and renewal before the next leap!
Remember! Friends come and go but family is forever. Have a fabulous FUNKADELIC FRIDAY!