I believe that it was Tolstoy who said, "behind every family is a mess."
But, you know, it's a mess worth digging through. I don't really want to say too much about this point. I just want everyone to take some time to think about their families. Yes, family members can hurt us in both unexpected and deep ways. We will all probably need years of counseling as a result of living with all those crazy maniacs. But, nobody else in this world can look at you with such an easy, natural love.
Make an effort to return that gaze.
I pray that God will effect healing in each of your families. Pray for mine.