|Posted on January 13, 2017 at 8:05 PM|
"When things go wrong, as they sometimes will. When the road you're trudging seems all uphill. When the funds are low and the debts are high. And you want to smile, but you have to sigh. When care is pressing you down a bit. Rest if you must, but don't you quit".
At a recently low place in my life, my sister Toni, sent me this. She found her brother at the right moment -- when I was about to quit, when I was about to give up on my Dream of owning my own company. Building something with my hands and mind. You see, when you put everything and I do mean everything, your passion, your dreams and your desire all in, for one thing. I'm not talking about that thing you want, but that thing you can't live without. She sent it at my pressing moment.
If my sister would not have stepped in like a mother knowing her baby was in trouble, I would've quit and walked away. In my family there are many of us, but within the inner core there are six of us, five girls one boy (me). That's what my mother had. When our mother (Shirley) left us to take her rightful place, everyone thought surely that would break us.
Can I Tell You Something?
It didn't even come close to breaking us. And I remember when I knew we were going to be more than okay -- when I witnessed all of my baby sisters pull the family together. We don't always agree, we don't always get along and we don't always speak to each other. But I can promise you if you ask any of us at any point in our lives if they love their sibling you will get the craziest look before they tell you "With All My Heart".
To be a part of a family is one thing. But Building A Family (B.A.F) is one of the Greatest Joys Of Life.With that small note, my sister Stood Up and took her place at Building The Family. One-day we all will be called to stand up and take our places to Build A Family.
Sincerely Ricky E.Terry (senior member, Terry family