• Those who descend from one common progenitor, a line of ancestors.
  • A group comprising a husband, wife and their dependent children...
  • Etymology: Middle English familie, from Latin familia household (including servants as well as kin of the householder), from famulus servant; Date: 15th century
  • OR we can say "FAMILY = (F)ather (A)nd (M)other (I) (L)ove (Y)ou

Families grow by going through many times of happiness and also times of  despair.  Each person born into a family is always a part of that family even after death.

Many persons have been shunned from the family because it has been determined by others that they have committed sins that are not forgivable.  If sinful persons bother us we can keep them away. Hopefully they will get help. Do forgive them.

However they will always be a member of the family and perhaps we should consider what may have happened that their life moved into turmoil for them.

Life begins with the family and that is where individuals mold there life, right from day one.  They pick up on every habit that they see, hear, feel or smell.  We hope that happiness will dominate the new families that continue to be born and that each person will grow with a guidance that keeps them from sinful temptations.

There is another thought on Families. What about the friends we make while living in a small town and the kids we grow up with in school. We have gone to their homes for parties and they come to ours. They know about our happy times and our sad times. They may even help us in our time of need when blood relatives won't and can not. Some of them will come to our funeral. They are family.

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12-19-1999 revised 11-30-2008