Mark 3:31-35 Then Jesus’ mother and brothers came to see him. They stood outside and sent word for him to come out and talk with them. 32 There was a crowd sitting around Jesus, and someone said, “Your mother and your brothers are outside asking for you.”

Jesus replied, “Who is my mother? Who are my brothers?” Then he looked at those around him and said, “Look, these are my mother and brothers. Anyone who does God’s will is my brother and sister and mother.”

life, breathe, run, walk
with you

they don’t

give you up at nine years of age because your widow father wants to remarry
they don’t think of love as a ‘favour’
they don’t not see you
or not listen when you are not speaking

they don’t make your sky darker among millions of stars

they are light
are a soft wave
a kiss

a laugh that accepts

they don’t count your failings
but forgets
forgives things, even
a thing like

families faithfully
but they never forget