Families can be the source of some the happiest most joyful moments at one end of the scale and some of the most hateful experiences at the other.
We are at our most vulnerable when interacting with our families.
Yesterday we had our son, daughter and granddaughter with us and basked in the fact that our little family had seemed to come full circle.
It reminded me of when Son and Daughter were very young and played together and were, at least when very young, friends. They are chalk and cheese and over the years have drifted apart amidst arguments and tension.
Now they are adult they've finally accepted each other probably because they have come to terms with themselves. We spent a lovely time just chilling together.
And what is so lovely is that they want to be with us, their parents.
How lovely is that.