Monday, April 6, 2009

Roots and Branches

Modern families come together in many ways
Few of us have a traditional family nowadays
with just a mom and dad and their own children.
Some couples just live together with no certificates.

There are widows and widowers, adopted kids,
divorced and step families, remarriage and
blended families filled with half siblings and
step siblings. My family seem to have them all.

But the bonding influence is the LOVE that can exist,
the caring and communication even sent to the lost
or rebellious ones who leave home never to return.
Families are the true constant in a world of change.

Even death and separation can not destroy the bonds
and relationships that endure longer than life.
One day we will have a grand reunion in heaven
of our larger extended family and departed loved ones.