In a culture of mother-in-law jokes, and families that don't wish to live in the same state as each other, I want to take a stand for family! Today, here, now, I am going to redefine "traditional family values" to mean valuing the tradition of families relying on each other, respecting each other, and living close enough to know the particulars of each others' tastes and the joys and sorrows of each others' hearts.
Your family and your love must be cultivated like a garden. Time, effort, and imagination must be summoned constantly to keep any relationship flourishing and growing.
- Jim Rohn, Washington born entrepeneur and author
This last week I caught my third cold in so many months. My mom came over and helped me with the baby so that I could rest. I hadn't taken a nap in over a month and was suprised when I lay down to read a book and woke an hour and a half later.
Today I had the opportunity to return the favor. After a long walk around the neighborhood, I convinced my mom to soak in my big tub and read a book. She is a woman with a lot of energy and an aversion to inactivity, so it did take convincing. While she rested, I made us an early dinner.