Have you ever been somebody’s favorite? Have you ever wanted to be? About 10 years ago, before I ever had kids, I was talking to an older, wiser woman who had 4 children who were now grown. While we were talking, she said something about one of her kids being her “favorite.” I was instantly taken aback! How could a mother choose one child to be her favorite and even worse, let it be known to others??!! My curiosity was piqued, so I naturally asked, “Which of your kids is your favorite?” She smiled as she replied, “ALL of them.”
We all like to be somebody’s favorite. Being a favorite means that you are not only loved, but cherished. You are liked. You are wanted. You are truly valued. You are delighted in. Your presence brings joy to the one whose favorite you are, simply because you are.
You Get to Choose
What if we were all loved like a favorite? What if we CHOSE to love each member of our family like a favorite? Even through the good and bad, ups and downs, different personalities, challenges and all the other messiness that is human relationships and family dynamics, you have the power to shape the culture of your family.
Your family should be the safest place in the world. No matter what you’ve done, where you’ve been, or how you’ve been treated by anyone else, you should be able to run into the arms of your family and find unconditional love, support and safety.
You should find a community of like-minded people who honor one another, look for the gold in each other, challenge you to become your best self, and do what it takes to help you go for your dreams.
You should find a happy place. Your favorite place to be. A place where you belly laugh from the depths of your soul, and yet are safe to weep when that’s what your heart needs. Not because your family is perfect. Not because you never get angry and lose it on each other. Not because everyone has the same personality. Not because you never walk through tragedy or sickness or difficulty. But because your family has chosen to love each other first. Your family is your favorite. Not because it’s your only choice, but because you’ve made it your best choice.
The Heart Behind Favorite Families
Favorite families is all about intentionally shaping the culture of your family to be that place.
Whether you were raised in a family that cherished each other or one that didn’t, you can create a family culture that you love. Whatever your personality, your personal experience, or your current situation, you have the power to cultivate a home that your family wants to come home to…that YOU want to come home to.
The heart of Favorite Families is to help families choose each other. To provide practical tools, strategies, support and encouragement to help families become each other’s favorite, to live the values that matter most to them, and to create a legacy for future generations.
My desire is to help husbands and wives reignite love and passion and appreciation in the everyday chaos that is family life. To help kids experience the peace and safety of knowing mom and dad love each other and will stay together, not because they have to, but because they want to.
My passion is to help families shape the culture of their homes to be a place that gives life to each member. A place where families can heal, grow, dream, laugh and thrive. So every family can be a favorite family.
Join me as we walk this journey together!