Friday, November 4, 2011

My Family

The family 
We were a strange little band of characters trudging through life sharing diseases and toothpaste, coveting one another's desserts, hiding shampoo, borrowing money, locking each other out of our rooms, inflicting pain and kissing to heal it in the same instant, loving, laughing, defending, and trying to figure out the common thread that bound us all together.  
~Erma Bombeck

(Yes, some of these pictures are quite old, but that's what makes it fun)

You don't choose your family.  They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.  ~Desmond Tutu

And thank you for a house full of people I love.  Amen.  ~Terri  Guillemets 

My Family. 
I wouldn't trade my family for anything in this whole world.
They mean more then gold to me and are more precious then one million rubies. 
They help shape who I've become.
They are always there for me in everything I do. 
Shoulders to lean on when times are tough.
A constant companion.
Share your thoughts with.
My mom is my best friend.
I don't know how I could ever live without my dad.
My siblings are most amazing.
It's been a blessing having my grandparents live so close.
I am thankful for them each and every second, even in the roughest of times. 
I don't know where I'd be without any one of them.
My family. 

Lately I've been going through some really rough times. Many changes and challenges in my life right now.  Then I remember at about age 17 - 20 are some of the most exciting/challenging/scary/etc...  parts of ones life. So many new experiences.  No matter what - I know that my family will always be there for me. 

Have a blessed evening!