This post is a part of Five Minute Friday, a writing flash mob that happens every week when writers are prompted by a single word to write for 5 minutes without any major editing. Just raw thoughts and emotions. You can find out more and/or join the party here.
What makes a family? Do you know that not all families look the same? Families come in all different shapes and sizes. I’ve found family time and time again over the years. Sometimes you are born into a family and sometimes you have to make a family for yourself. How is a family made? They are made in those moments when a shared interest binds you together. When God perfectly orchestrates a gathering where there are none of the hesitations we take into the rest of the world. Family is formed in that place where we feel we can be our true selves. In the place where warmth and belonging reside. I have found family time and time again over the years.
I found family in the flesh and blood family I was born into.
It was sitting around a room with about 20 other women in a cabin in TN getting ready to write our weekly Five Minute Friday posts that I felt that familiar feeling of this is family.
I find family nightly on the prayer line that I take part in.
Family can be found in common and uncommon places if you just keep a lookout for it. Family is where your heart can enter and find rest.
I would be remiss if I didn’t tell you about another special family. The precious family of Jesus Christ. To make it into this family you have to be reborn of the blood of the Savior. This family, filled with brothers and sisters, spans the globe. It’s a special kind of family to be apart of.
This post is a part of my October write 31 days series. You can find the rest of the posts from this series here.