There is something about family that is wholly uplifting, that sustains you through the hard times, and brings you joy beyond measure. Family needs no explanations. They are ready to love, to sustain, to uplift, and guide.

I spent the last few days being emotionally recharged by the mere proximity of my sister, by the conversations and laughter, the love.

And today we find ourselves surrounded again by the richness of family. The laughter and pitter patter of cousins feet. The long embraces after long separation. The quiet reflections of time well spent with those we love.