We might have the same blood running through our veins, or the bond might have been forged through the trials of rainy season and dengue fever, holidays as the only expats or the joy of worship in a multitude of languages.
They are the ones who pick us up when we stumble and fall, who sit with us at the hospital in another country while we wait for test results, the ones who know we love Dr. Pepper and search through all the stores to find it.
They might not share our skin color, and we might have to use hand motions to get our point across, but they are also the ones who feed and clothe us and assure us that we belong.
Oh, this word can bring up such a variety of emotions, can’t it? Joy and sorrow, frustration and pain. This week we are exploring the beauty and messiness of all that family means. You are more than welcome here, as you bring your comments and experiences. Come join us at The Grove this week! Share your family with us on Instagram using the hashtag #VelvetAshesFamily. We can’t wait to see all this theme brings to the surface!