So I have been thinking a bit about traditions. Each of us have little traditions, some without knowing what they are. For instance each time Brooke walks out the door for school I say "love you, have a nice day". Well we have a tradition of sorts in our family, our family song. It isn't a profound aha kind of song. In fact Garth Brookes sings it. Wrapped up in you. The song says such things as "I need you like a penny needs a wishing well, baby, completely, wrapped up in you". Often in the car we turn it on and the whole family sings along, well I must say Addie bops her head". When the kids are dropped off at school or friends or where ever I say to them,"remember" and they answer back with "wrapped up in you". Sometimes they say "remember" and I answer back. It is our little way of saying "I am thinking of you, I love you, I need you in my life because you are important" They kids in carpool have even picked up on it and one of the boys (age 5) jumped out of the car and said "remember Shelley":) His mom asked me one day what it meant because she had heard him say it a time or two. In their family they have a motto,"no empty seats" At the end of family prayer everyone puts their hands in and they say their motto, like you would do at the end of a soccer game. Their motto means everyone comes to family prayer, but more importantly, they want everyone in their family to make it to the celestial kingdom together! I love that! I think these kind of traditions tie families together! They give kids a sense of security! They know they are loved and belong! My question is, what traditions do you have? Do you have a family song, motto or saying? What do you say that perhaps I can steal!!!Let me know in your comments!
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