This past weekend, I was in New Jersey for the memorial mass of my departed grandfather. He was lucky enough to live to 88 years old and is survived by five children, six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. I am happy to say he lived a long and fulfilling life, although the last 2 years were rough. The last time I talked to him before his passing was this past summer. He always loved telling me stories during my annual visit, and I loved listening to them and always felt much wiser after hearing them. During one of our talks, he told me that at the end of his life, he didn’t have a lot of money or possessions or even good health, but he would always have his family and that was all that mattered. After attending his memorial mass and seeing all the people who loved him and would carry on his name, it led me to realize he had it right. Although it can be hard to always get along and arguments are sure to occur, it is important that we realize how important family is because in the end, they will be all that we have.