Yes, it’s all about family.
Meredith’s last day on The Today Show epitomized what family is all about. I watch the viral video of her farewell over and over again and I am filled with emotion. Tears well in my eyes. There are no words, just gratitude and contentment.
So many family moments come to mind that choke me.
My last workplace of 5 years and a job I actually held for 9 years was my professional home. I didn’t have a viral video but the farewell celebration made me realize the importance of family not just at home but wherever home is. To this day, I miss my former work home. I am still unable to bring myself to visit because I hate to be reminded of what I gave up when I resigned.
I think about our April holiday. I sealed a good friendship with a fellow mother of a college friend of my daughter’s. A year ago, we were bidding our children goodbye. We sat together at orientation and attended a few gatherings together. I did not know then that a friendship would bloom and now we are family. We communicate online about her son, my daughters, their lives and their friends. We are comforted with the stories we share. That’s family.
I think about my housemaid. She’s been with us for 17 years. She’s seen the girls grow up. I never knew she had a daughter until one day a year ago she asked if her daughter could live with us. Fresh out of college she was going to find work. Now I have one more family member at home.
I like to watch Meredith’s last day over and over again because it reminds me of what the true essence of family is really all about.
Don’t stop believin’....