I have to say that I am blessed to be born and living in a good family. It is not a perfect family because no one’s is for sure. On Monday my sister Barb and her youngest son Connor will be coming to town for a visit. They have spent a few days in the Portland Oregon area. Connor had a week where he spent time with wines. He is a waiter at a restaurant in Ottawa Ontario however he orders their wines as well.
So Barb and Connor spent Friday during several wineries and then on Saturday toured around Portland. Barb lived in Portland for a little while after graduating from college in Eugene at University of Oregon. Sunday they spent the day around Astoria Oregon visiting our cousin Jennifer and her husband Holt. Barb’s eldest son is coming out in a couple weeks to visit Jennifer first and then see my mother and I as well.
We are supposed to have a wonderful family that we were born into and have sweet harmony unfortunately it doesn’t always turn out that way. This is truly what our life purpose is supposed to include as well. In the situations where family isn’t what it was meant to be we have friends that substitute for family. The ideal would be to have a loving family and friends.
We are all expected to have a purpose exactly designed perfectly for us where we can enjoy life to the fullest but others get in the way. Some may call it imperfection or faults however the true name for it is sin. The meaning of sin is falling short of what our lives were meant to be and not living under the will of God. So what we must do is ask God to forgive us along with those who have sinned against us. It is not an easy task to forgive others. We forgive others not for their benefit but for ours. The lives we live will be better when we forgive. This will allow us to get back on track to fulfill our life purpose. This doesn’t mean that we forget what they have done to us but we forgive them in the same way we hope that others will forgive us for misdeeds and sins.
So while I enjoy my sister and nephew this week remember your family this week and forever wherever they maybe. Those that you will see this week give them a hug and those far away give them a call. Let them know that you are thinking of them. Remember to they were put into your life for a reason.