Monday, January 5, 2009

Family!

Now with the holidays behind me, I would like to reflect on family.
The holidays have always been sad for me. With both my parents gone my family was just my husband, daughter, son-in-law and grandson.
This year I realized what does family really mean.
A traditional family is mothers, fathers, daughters, sons, brothers, sisters,
grandparents,cousins, aunts and uncles. But does that really define family?????
My family to me is my husband, daughter, son-in-law, grandson, my dog, my cousin who is my best friend and like a sister, my aunt who is like a mother, my neighbor who is my best friend and like a mother and my friend who is like a sister.
To many of you,this may not look like a family, but to me this is the best family ever!
So when I'm sad I think of my special family and it brings a smile to my face.

1 comment:

Rita said...

This comment makes so much sense to me. I have four children...one son who is in the military with his wife and three children and one more on the way....another son who lives 6 hours away and didn't make it home for Christmas with his wife...and then I have my Christina, her husband and two children and my youngest son and my grandson. So,I do know exactly what you mean about being sad. My family doesn't live here...but 3 hours away....so does my sister and brother....who never come this way to visit.