We Are Family

You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them. Desmond Tutu

My daughter, Winnie, and her three daughters arrive today from New York City for a visit. Her husband will join them tomorrow. It’s their first visit to our beautiful island and we will have a great time swimming, beach combing, and dolphin exploring. 

I’ve recently discovered another member of my larger family through the DNA testing 234andMe. Leah is a young woman adopted from Russia and is 92% Russian. She lives in Ohio and is a very distant cousin. As an only child with few relatives, it’s exciting to meet a new relation. When you think about it, we are all related at some level. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could embrace each other and take a “beach day?”

Affirmation: Family means so much.

Coaching questions: Who do you call family? What do they mean to you? Are you open to newcomers? This week, tell a family member what they mean to you.


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