This has been such a great few weeks for RobAnne and I as we’ve gotten to spend time with our granddaughter, Flora, and our son, RW, and his wife, Whitney. They are such great parents and we enjoy watching them parent our little granddaughter. When your first grandchild calls you by your special name, there’s something that happens – there’s an extension to family. There’s a shift in how you think about family, and suddenly another little one views you as important in their life. Family is the core framework of our culture. I think of all the things that are destroying our families – whether they’re laws of the land or attitudes or habits that we have formed as a culture – they destroy the framework of the family. I was recently reading an article about Iceland and how they are trying to remove the family structure from their culture to create a uniform society. Who wants to be alike? Who wants to be uniform? I love the fact that my daughter, Barrett, is unique in the way that she approaches life. I love that my son, RW, is creative as a librarian. I love that my daughter-in-law, Whitney, views life through artistic eyes, and that our little granddaughter is just fun. I think family, and the uniqueness of family, is one of the ways that God shows his creativity and paints his picture of uniqueness, on the face of the earth.