Family is constructed in so many ways.
Ties stretch to welcome in new members; ties break casting some adrift.
Our hearts swell with joy; they break with shocking suddenness.
Love is where we start. Love is what we return to. Love endures - in all its complicated and blessed forms.
This week we lost two members of our extended family. Both too soon; both too young.
May the Source of peace send peace to all who mourn, and comfort to all who are bereaved...