I just came back from an Emmaus retreat where this cross was given to me. The cross says “Lord, Bless this Home” and it is like stitched together. I just retired and came to live with my mother here in Florida. Two different people but more of the same. I see myself sometimes in her. I just hope that my kids don’t feel the same about me as I felt about my mother, a strong willed woman with a tough punishing culture as her mother. She is 91. I truly understand the history but it has hurt me a lot and as I went through this retreat I began to feel better. I was very happy to see her when I got back. Not completely perfect or healed, like the cross, I know God will bless our home and make us closer than ever before.