What I’ve Learned – Families Evolve
Since I gave birth to my son, I have realized a great many things that I hadn’t before. I’ve decided to share “What I’ve Learned” in this blog. So, about once a week, you can tune into this blog to find out about one of my valuable lessons.
I’ve spent much of time recently reflecting on my extended family. In a short time, the landscape of our family has radically changed. People who were very much apart of the everyday happenings of our family are no longer with us and new people have joined us. We have a different look. Attend a family celebration today and compare it to the past and you’ll notice new faces, those who are missing either by death or by choice and new leaders emerge as people grow and mature. Sometimes, these changes are unbearable. It’s hard to go on when you’ve lost someone you love. Sometimes, the changes are a dream come true. Just think about the first time you held your baby in your arms. What I have learned is that no matter how sad you are by certain changes, you may as well embrace the change as soon as possible. It’s inevitable and there’s nothing you can do about it. Of course in the case of those who have passed away, you should always keep them in your heart, and you must share your memories with the newest members of the family. Embracing changes, rather than fighting them, however, is the only way to go on.