Our granddaughter Emma, 3 years old, is full of wisdom and clever words. After a family dinner on Sunday with 14 adults and 4 little ones she says to her parents in the car as they leave The Duck and Cherry: "Having a family is good for the body!"
What a precious thing to say. Now she is a talker, and has many words of wisdom every day, but this one I thought was especially deep and philosophical.
Even though her parents teach her about healthy foods and live accordingly, she felt the joy of being with the extended family; grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. It made her happy.
And she is right. A family is good for the body. No matter the size or distance, a family is a good thing to have.
Photo of Emma celebrating her third birthday just recently.