On today, this beautiful Halloween day, the close of the 31 days to a closer family series is happening. I have to say that posting every day for a whole month was HARD. I’m glad to go back to just 3 times a week. I really hope you have all enjoyed this series, I know Traci and I have really enjoyed putting it together for you.
For this last post, I just wanted to recap a little about all the posts we did for you. Here is a list of the posts and a link to each of them:
Day 31: Series Recap
I know that I grew a lot personally as I wrote this series, and I know that my family is closer because of the effort I’ve put into purposely helping it to be so. It is my wish that we helped even one family become a little bit closer.
My personal favorite posts were Traci’s Thoughts on Marriage, 10 Easy Ways To Improve Your Marriage, and A Family Is Forever, Treat Them That Way. The post that affected me the most when I wrote it was actually the one about family history work. I cried while I wrote that post, which really surprised me. I was hesitant about writing it because I don’t currently do family history work at all. While writing it, I was able to gain a testimony of why it’s important. I plan on starting soon (really!).
By writing and reading this series, my testimony of the importance of families has grown stronger. I know that nothing else on this earth matters more than the people we are stuck with forever. God gave us families to help us learn to love and to grow and serve and help us get back to live with Him again one day. I am so grateful for the wonderful family I was given.
I hope that each of you can hold your families a little closer today and just be grateful that they are there. I know it’s so hard when your kids are little and screaming and sticky or your kids are not so little and still screaming. It can be hard to be a mom and to always remember why what you are doing is so important, but it is. Being a mother is the most important job anyone can have. Period. So be proud of your choice to be a mother. Be proud of the sacrifices you had to make to be where you are. Because even though it doesn’t always feel like it, it’s worth it. I promise.