Such a good idea, the family.
Generations supporting each other,
the network of love binding us together,
stronger than any genetic tie.
How can such a good idea fall so flat?
Here’s the damage:
We are all broken up about it.
We know, God, that you can break into our lives
–we’ve let everything else break in.
And so this is a prayer
from the broken hearted:
take all the little bits and bind them together
find every chip, fill every fracture
–we long for the mended family.