Faith

Keeping my Family Together

These were my thoughts today as I reflected on the influence I have on my family:

The most sobering and shocking revelation that I’ve found in my home is that I am the heartbeat of it. When I isolate myself, when I’m upset or allow myself to become mean and uncontrolled, the rest of my family is sure to follow.

When I am in a room, the kids gather around, drinking in the conversation, the laughter, the stories I share.

When I leave, they scatter.

Therefore, it is of utmost importance that I stay present.

My joy lights up the room. My sadness darkens it. It is as if I am able to control the very atmosphere of my home with my responses to those around me.

This may just be the greatest blessing or the greatest curse a parent can discover.

6 thoughts on “Keeping my Family Together

  1. It’s very true that the wife controls the emotional thermostat in a home. It is one of our gifts and you’re right! It can be challenging and quite the responsibility considering we are all imperfect beings. But thankfully, we can rest in the one who can help us control that thermostat, our Father God. God bless ❤

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