A larger love for family

WITH ONE FATHER, EVEN GOD, THE WHOLE FAMILY OF MAN WOULD BE BRETHREN; and with one Mind and that God, or good, the brotherhood of man would consist of Love and Truth, and have unity of Principle and spiritual power which constitute divine Science.

—Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, pp. 469–470

I grew up in a family of four—two parents, two kids. But for a stretch of years that began while I was in elementary school and ran through most of high school, I don't have too many "just the four of us" memories. Someone else—a stray kid or two in need of a place to stay—was usually around. Maybe trouble brewed in their home: an impending divorce perhaps, a dad who drank too much, or perhaps the child just had emotional issues. The parents would deposit their kids with us and then try to sort things out.

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Always at home
July 24, 2006

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