I sooo love my family! My mom and sister Terri rock. They totally put up with me and I am not always as nice as I could be. I have health issues that make it hard to work full time. Somedays I can't even manage to do anything but go to work and then to bed. Still they love me and encourage me to keep going. Then there is my brother and sister in law. We have so much fun together. He sends me funny emails everyday that make me smile. She and I act completely silly when we are together. I am so grateful to God for repairing our relationship. MY brother, sister in law, and myself did not speak for the better part of 10 years. God was able to bring us together again and I am so very blessed to have them in my life. They have the cutest kids ever. I spend every weds afternoon with my nephew. We have all kinds of fun. going to the library, or the park. maybe get an ice cream cone. Then theres my other sister and her family. Unfortunately they live in another state( and state of mind). She and Terri and my s-i-l, as well as myself and Mom, always find some kind of trouble to get into. The kids always give us lively entertainment.
I haven't even talked about my kiddoes. The "brothers" are the best. I miss them so much. They live in MO with their Dad. The reasons are important and I know they are where they need to be right now. It doesn't make it easy for any of us, but who knows what the future will bring and if the boys are stable and want to live here in IN with me, we will make those changes when the time is right.
I have a huge extended family. My mom was one of nine and my dad was one of seven. I really am not sure how many cousins, and second cousins I have. I am close to most of my aunts and uncles on my moms side and several on my dads. I see many of my moms side at church and we all visit alot. I talk to several on my dads side on a regular basis, but don't get to see them as often as I'd like.
One thing is for sure, you can always count on family. For a hug or a smile. For prayers and wisdom. even fior a meal now and then;-)
Thank you Lord for my family. Please bless them and keep them.