Jun 10 2015

My Family

Published by at 2:09 pm under Beloved,Family,Quotes,Traveling

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That’s how family gets made.
Not by ceremonies or certificates, and not by parties and celebrations.
Family gets made when you decide to hold hands and sit shoulder to shoulder
when it seems like the sky is falling.
Family gets made when the world becomes strange and disorienting,
and the only face you recognize is his.
Family gets made when the future obscures itself like a solar eclipse,
and in the intervening darkness,
you decide that no matter what happens in the night,
you’ll face it as one.
~Shauna Niequist, Cold Tangerines, p29~

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3 responses so far

3 Responses to “My Family”

  1. Bobbion 10 Jun 2015 at 3:02 pm

    This is true and beautiful and encouraging to me. Thanks for sharing it.

  2. Samanthaon 10 Jun 2015 at 5:27 pm

    This is sooo beautiful and so true. I especially loved this because I have seen it true in my own life over and over again : “Family gets made when you decide to hold hands and sit shoulder to shoulder when it seems like the sky is falling.”

  3. carrieon 12 Jun 2015 at 12:22 pm

    oh these pictures make me so very happy for you!!

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