How many times do we hear, “There ain’t nothing like family,” or “Fam’s all you got at the end of the day,” and never think twice about it? Well, speaking for myself, I do it ALL the time. Yeah, family is cool and all, next!
Well, I was watching a newer episode of “Fantasia For Real” on VH1 and if you’re watching that show, it is evident that the craziness that’s invaded her world as a result of her relationship with a married man has TORN HER APART. Frankly, it’s sad/painful to watch at times because VH1 spares the viewer no details. Fantasia was getting so overwhelmed with all the press attention she was receiving and you could tell she was reaching her breaking point-she was about to cancel a performance and just hibernate. Suddenly, out of NOWHERE some of her family members appeared at the venue and gave Fantasia her second wind.
In that moment, I burst into tears. I mean, I was bawling my eyes out, doing that “Farrah-Faced” UGLY cry (MTV’s Teen Mom viewers caught that)! I reflected on my own life. There have been times when it seemed like opposition was coming from everywhere (school, work, friends, etc) and I wanted to go climb in a cave and disappear, yet the comfort in knowing that God and my family had my back has been comparable to NOTHING and has meant EVERYTHING! That moment was so POWERFUL!
Whoever your support system is, be grateful! Don’t take it for granted. I realize that not everyone may have much of a family so whoever it is you’re relying on, APPRECIATE them! I better not EVER/DARE take mine for granted-if anything, watching Fantasia will make me hang on to them a bit tighter because I understand all of our days are numbered. Before I sign off, I’d like to leave you with this…I’m sure you’re already familiar, but a little reminder has NEVER hurt anybody 🙂
“He saw the best in me
When everyone else around
Could only see the worst in me
I wish I had a witness tonight”