Ethel Watts Mumford once said,
"God gives us our relatives- thank God we can choose our friends."
Today, I am thankful for all the "family" I have. There are a great many of them that I haven't seen since I was a child and even more that I haven't even met! But, God must have chosen this bunch of crazies to be my family for a reason! Surely.... ?
I am also eternally grateful that until not so long ago, I still had all four of my biological grandparents alive and in my life! I have a few surrogate grannies around the place (but they don't know who they are, so I won't mention them again). At this point in time, three of my grandparents are alive and kicking! I thank God that I know them and they know me.
Though I must add that I disagree with Ms Mumford. God chose my friends too and He did a much better job than I ever could!