Family is, as family does.

Family loves one another

More than money

More than time

More than comfort

More than smart words in greeting cards with brown-eyed puppies.

I have found the truest of family

Like a flower finds the warm sun.

God’s eyes will see

Who loved me

And who I loved.

You’ll remind me, and I’ll remind you, to be like Him.

He puts the lonely in families

Not just because they are alone:

You are needed

You are loved

This is your place

In every way that matters most, you are family.