Families … I am sure you have heard the saying, “You don’t always get to pick your family!” I wonder if the man in the tree is petrified of his family below and simply doesn’t want to have any part of it or the family photo? I think we have all been there before, well at least I have?
I remember my Dad would drive my brother and I to high-school on occasion. Have you ever seen the movie “Uncle Buck”. Well I was trying to be that “cool girl”. Remember that scene when Uncle Buck drops her off and beeps the horn while the car is spouting with the black smoke coming out of the old big Oldsmobile. Well yep that was my Dad and my brother. I would request for them to drop me off across the street in the parking lot. Yep I kept walking knowing that they where giggling as they waved and tooted the horn for all its worth, probably some smoke was flowing from the hood too. I didn’t dare look back at them, it would have blown my cover!
We have an official “Family Day” tomorrow. What will you do with your day? I hope you will have some time to spend with your loved ones. It is nice timing to have a statutory holiday to look forward to mid February. I think we are ready for any type of holiday at this time of year! Holidays are a great time to spend with family and friends.
I am so blessed to have many good friends in my life today, who are just like family. I was so lucky to have the best brother anyone could ever wish for too! But secretly I had always hoped for a sister too. My girlfriends are just like my sisters. We see each other thru the ups and downs of life and I know I can always count on them. I cherish and love my girl time, which is few and far between now that am I am raising my 2 little people. But this mommy still needs her girls to feel .. well girly .. I guess. You know who you are – moi love you!
I don’t think I really appreciated my family as much as I do since I started my own family. Being a single girl, I was always into myself and thought “oh crap another family get together”. It always seemed to kinda get in the way. Now I look forward to those “silly” gatherings. This past Holiday season we celebrated another meal with my 95 year old Grandmother sitting at the head of the table. I hope she will be with us for many more years to come.
There are those times, like many of us that my family haven’t always seen “eye to eye”, and believe me we have had our quarrels. But I know no matter what my family will always be there for me. I am leaving you with the dictionary definition of the word family to reflect on. I met an interesting women yesterday and thought to myself. MMM .. “How would my life be if I had her for a mother?” We talked about different types of families and it got me thinking differently about the world and the family unit. Don’t worry Mom I will never trade you in – you’re the best but since you are enjoying the rays in the sunny south, I have adopted my Grandmother as my “Back-up MOM”. I guess I am just a Mommies girl!
1. group of relatives: a group of people who are closely related by birth, marriage, or adoption.
2. people living together and functions as a single household, usually consisting of parents and their children.
3. lineage: all the people who are descended from common ancestor
Talk soon ~