I have decided that the sayings common to our family serve as a sort of safety deposit box. They allow
you to set your worries aside, breathe, and wait for what is bound to happen next.
You know exactly what I mean if Nonnie (my mother) ever pressed her hand on your forehead when you weren’t feeling well, and she said “God love it.”
I have shared often about Papa’s “ Keep a tight rein”, but I haven’t mentioned in a while that he also liked to
ask my brother and I “Did you learn anything?” We knew we were supposed to say yes, even if we needed time to figure out what exactly that was.
”No step for a stepper” is a family favorite as is “You came by it honest.”
And then there’s “A minute on your lips, forever on your hips.” That one usually comes up during Thanksgiving.
And so I leave you this evening with one more.
”Everything is going to be all right.”
It really is. I promise.
It may not look like what you thought, and it may not be what you planned, but it really is going to be all right.
Do you have any favorite family sayings?