Thursday, June 16, 2016

Appearances

On the surface they look like a perfect family.  Successful.  They have a pool in the back yard and drive cars that are the envy of the neighborhood.  They throw the best parties.

On the surface it looks like the American dream.

But

If you look closer you notice that the happy couple don't smile at each other.  They don't touch.  They barely speak to each other.  Then you find out that their kids aren't perfect either.  One is a dropout and the another has a felony arrest.  Oops. Those kids hate their parents.

I'll take my imperfect family.  We fight.  We slam doors. We drive old cars.  Ill take the hard times along with the good.

Why?

We look at each other with love.  We know how to forgive.  The pronouns we and us are more common than I, me and my.  our house is messy but it is filled with love.

8 comments:

  1. The grass is not always greener.

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    1. I thought the grass was greener but I looked closer. It is just green paint to cover up the brown

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  2. so beautiful! I really liked reading this post. 'We' and 'us'are definitely worth celebrating!

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  3. Love this post and your response to Leigh...
    hugs abby

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    1. Perfect isn't always better. It took me a while to figure that out

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  4. That type is usually more interested about what others think than they are about what their own spouse and children think...appearances are everything. They never seemed to learn that your loved ones are actually everything. I'll also take my messy house and imperfect family over appearances.

    Hugs and blessings...Cat

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    1. A messy house. Loud conflicts that a quickly resolved. Laughter, hugs and tears. Us. I don't need the big house, fancy cars or gourmet food. I need Dragon and our chaos that makes our house a home.

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