Sunday Inspiration: A loving family

A loving family

“Always reward your long hours of labor surrounded by family. 

Nurture their love carefully, remembering that your children need models, not critics.

And even if you have failed at all else in the eyes of the world, if you have a loving family, you are a success.” -Og Mandino

It’s only two weeks until Christmas — and we can subtract one of those days for Hanukkah.

Do you have a million things that need to be done between now and then? Decorating, gifts, cooking, hosting? I sure do, although I’m ignoring a lot of it this year as my deadline for The Swallow’s Nest approaches.

So, in the rush and the frantic race to completion, what do you say we not forget what really matters: our families. It’s far too easy to forget the true purpose of the holiday and shove them aside in the chaos and confusion.

‘Tis the season for extra hugs and kisses and the most appreciated three words in the universe: “I love you!”


  1. Nancy Lepri on December 11, 2016 at 11:27 am


  2. Terry Guerra on December 12, 2016 at 1:34 am

    Hoping to meet my new great-niece from Austin, Texas; and my new great-nephew nearby in Columbus over Christmas!

  3. Irene Gallant on December 12, 2016 at 8:24 am

    MERRY CHRISTMAS, Emilie. I hope you reach your deadline, and 2017 is a joyous, productive year for you. Keep the novels coming.

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