I was lucky enough to spend 6 days with my sister in her home in Pasadena, California this month. (Seriously lucky because this Winter in Chicago has probably killed every living thing without access to heat). Instead of looking at my computer for hours in the afternoon during nap time, I was privileged to chat with her. My sister, Lindsay, is three and a half years younger than me and her first daughter is 15 months old. Having children close in age made for many full conversations.
A theme in our discussions centered around an idea of family philosophy. We'd talk about ideas for the future and weigh them agains a greater goal to nurture specific characteristics within our families. Of course, being young mothers, we have no idea what lies in the future to shape and mold the creation of our individual families. Still, the idea of searching the bible and our hearts to finding a starting point is riveting. We were totally absorbed in the possibilities.
I think the joy is in the discussion. Please share and tell me what characteristics mark the years growing up with your family? What characteristics do you hope to pass on? Or what new philosophies might you set as your starting point someday?