Dinnertime has grown into an important ritual at our house. We’ve made it a priority to eat together, as a family, as much as possible since my daughters were little. When the four of us gather around the table, we share the best and hardest parts of the day, dreams, laughs and sometimes tears.
Occasionally, someone (usually me) brings a topic they would like to discuss. Last night, I threw out this question:
“What about our family makes you want to come home?”
The answers were a peek into the lives and needs of the people I love more than anything in the world.
“Total acceptance – Where I can truly be me,” responded one.
“Hugs,” responded another.
“A positive place.”
My note to myself as a mom and spouse…keep cultivating these things in our home. They are what really matters and make my family feel loved.
If you ask this question around your family table, I would love to hear how it goes!