The gift of family

The gift of family!

NGEE SAYS…. Family is the DNA of society.

It is the backbone of every community.

Family consists of father, mother, children and extended family; which consists of father-in-law, mother-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law.

We are a product of the family we come from and acknowledging the good and bad of the family in love; helps us to build a better legacy in the new family we are creating.

We have a saying in our home – I have 2 families – “one that nurtured me; and the one I am nurturing”(culled from 2Sides of the story by Ngee & Rich).

Our success story is usually not solely ours. We have many shoulders we stand and have stood on. One very important shoulder we stand on is the family we come from.

This family nurtured you despite their imperfections.


We don’t choose the family you are born into but we can choose to maximize our experience within the family, by embracing the various exposures and maintaining an atmosphere of peace while loving other family members.

Remember the Strings of family last a life time.


Remember, one day you and I will become part of the extended family called in -laws and how we will be treated depends largely on how we treated our extended families in front of our children.
So today, I ask that we nurture our families (nuclear and extended) in God’s love.


Ngee and Rich 
(Dr Richard and Ngozi Okonkwo)
Relationship Coach/Habit Instructors
Founders – Keeping Marriage Alive Initiative

“Will two people walk together unless they have agreed to do so?” Amos 3:3 (CEB).

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