Thursday, February 18, 2010

Family

What is a family? The dictionary defines it as "parents and their children, considered as a group, whether dwelling together or not". In my experience, it is also more than that. Family goes on to include friends and those that are closest to you, not blood related, who care about you and have your best interest at heart. Very few people make that cut but the ones who do are rare. I feel blessed to have the family that I do and I know that they will always be there should I need them.

We blessed our little man over the weekend in Las Vegas. My husband's side of the family doesn't share the same beliefs we do but that didn't stop us from including them and it certainly didn't stop them from being involved. In fact, on his Dad's side most of the family came and they made the trip from out of state to be there for us. My husband's dad and step mom even had a couple of friends who have become a part of their family show up. How lucky am I that there are so many people who love me, my husband and my little man?

I can't imagine how lonely life would be without those dear people in my life. Friends and family are so important to me, without those relationships, life doesn't seem like it would really be worth it. You wouldn't have anyone to share joyous occasions with, nor would you have a shoulder to cry on when times were tough. In my life I have had many experiences on both sides of the spectrum and I am so blessed that there was always someone there and there continue to be people there to share in those experiences with.

My hope is that as life progresses my family continues to grow in number both within my immediate, extended and non blood related family. Thank you to all those who made the past weekend a memorable one! I love you all.

1 comment:

Kassie Afo Feinga said...

Congratulations on the blessing... you're right.. family and friends make life LIFE! :) I'm glad to have you as a friend, although we may not see each other often or talk everyday... I'm so happy that you're so happy!! Love ya

xoxo