Your employer can replace you. Your friends can replace you. Your spouse can replace you. But never your family. To your family, once you are gone, you are gone. Nobody will ever be like you to them, again.
Dolly Parton sings about family. She says a family is a family. Some might be thieves. Some might be witches. Some might be what we never wanted, but one thing will always stand; they are family.
Nobody chooses where to be born. Nobody chooses a family. You are there because that is where you are supposed to be, to fulfill the sole purpose that you are destined to.
In the end, when everything is gone, when everyone has left, when the wind stops blowing and it is all calm, only then that we realize that we only have a family to fall back to.
The festive season is here. What have you planned for your family? Here is the greatest gift you can ever give your family; time. That is all. Time is the greatest gift you can ever give your family.
A good family sticks together. A good family fights together. A good family works as a team. A good family has a goal and knows exactly how to achieve the set goal.
A family is a place you will always want to be. Family is that team, that group, that place that inspires you to be who you are destined to be. Never give up on your family.
Even as we strive to make our families great, please never forget the “traditional family values.” As a family, always strive to do the right thing. Do what makes you happy. Do what inspires you.
By the way, are you a mother? Or, let me be simple, are you a lady? Have you ever heard of Maendeleo ya Wanawake Organization (MYWO)? Follow them on Twitter at @MYWO_KENYA or like their Facebook page at Maendeleo Ya Wanawake-Kenya.