So in an effort to stay balanced with my family life and time but keep on task for my gratitude project, I didn’t write a blog post for day 3 or 4. But for day 5, my gratitude is so deep that I want to make sure to promote it via my blog. Today’s gratitude is for family and all that defines what family is to me. Now today’s definition of family can be varied and all over the map. My family is part traditional and part not. But at the end of the day, the definition of family is what our hearts say it is….. and I adore mine. I am blessed to have 3 amazing kids, 2 of which have grown up into really unique and special adults and have lives of their own now. My baby, is now 12 and still at home but growing up so fast it makes me wince at times. My parents are very involved in our lives and I would be lost without my mother’s help over the years with my children. See the non-traditional part of my family is I have been a single parent more than not…. so without her help I would be, well… screwed. It really does take a village.
Now, halfway through my lifetime, I was fortunate enough to find my best friend and partner in life and he is everything I didn’t find before. Don’t get me wrong, we have our issues, battles, scars and arguments but at the end of the day, we battle through to that much stronger and better place.
Now my oldest son has married and our family continues to grow and my “bonus daughter” is awesome and special to have join our clan. And with that comes her family too! So our little family group is expanding all that much more…. which I am so grateful for… more love for everyone to share with these amazing young adults. Someday, later than sooner, there will be the little pitter patter of grandbabies crawling around and that will be another amazing welcome addition to our family! So my gratefulness continues to abound for those in my heart, my life and my world. I cannot possibly name you all but you know who you are…. and you all mean the world to me. #Gratitude #Family #Love #Special #Treasures