#familyevolution

FAMILY EVOLUTION

As we get a little older, as our family members grow

We cherish the times we can get together…more than we can know…

We know it is part of a family’s evolution…they will grow up and move away

Yet we sometimes find ourself wishing…remembering the day

 

when they were all gathered round our table…seemingly without a care

When they, and we, were younger…when there was laughter in the air.

 

And though we linger on these memories for a moment 

we have to smile when we see

that as they have grown they’ve introduced other people into our family.

 

Now there are more people gathered round our table…seemingly without a care

and though we’re all a little older…there’s still laughter in the air.

 

And we’re happy for the family we had back then…

and happy for the family we now greet…

and we know we’ll be happy for the family we have

the next time we all meet.

 

For family, like all things, is constantly evolving, changing, 

with new friends, new babies, new brides

and we love to look back…and look ahead

while we enjoy the ride.

 

Perhaps that’s why the word evolution starts with love

written backwards…for when the word is read…

it reminds us it’s OK to look back 

while the whole world moves ahead.

 

And perhaps that’s why as we get a little older, and our family members grow

 

we cherish the times we can get together…more than we can know…


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