Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Words I love to hear

Today I ran into an old friend and he asked me, "How's your family?" meaning myself and my husband. There's something about that phrase that always makes me happy - I think it's the recognition that Mr. M and I are already a family - a family that hopes to welcome children, but a family nonetheless! It's such a small phrase, but it means a lot to me.

"The family, in fact, is born of the intimate communion of life and love founded on the marriage between one man and one woman. ... The family unit, in fact, is born from the communion of persons." (The Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church, nos. 211, 213)


  1. I love when people recognize that my husband and I are a family, NOT just a couple! We are married so we are a family, nice quote :)

  2. I wrote a whole rant about this once - how I hate the question "when will you start a family." I generally respond with we did 8 1/2 years ago - I do actually enjoy the confused look on people's faces as they try to figure just what I'm talking about since we have no children.

    Love that quote - thank-you for sharing it!

  3. It's so nice to be recognized as your own family. I love how much a small phrase can do :)