Thursday, November 02, 2006

Family Is...

...more than blood ties, thicker than blood and water. My family is a blended one, and I wouldn't have it any other way. I have a stepfather who I consider to be my "Dad", 3 little sisters whom my parents adopted from foster care, In-Laws, a nephew, a niece, and various other relatives that make up my tree. I have learned the true meaning of LOVE and FAMILY through their examples and through everyday living. Now that my husband and I have made the decision to adopt, I couldn't be happier that my child will be welcomed with loving arms into this crazy, mixed-up family of mine!


This is a photo of my nephew and one of my little sisters, taken last year by my mom. It clearly shows the love they have for each other. They are over a year apart, but are the best of friends. They are more like brother and sister, rather than Aunt and nephew. Sometimes they fight, but there are more moments like these in a given day. I'm thankful every day for my family, and hope you all take the time today to appreciate yours. Happy Love Thursday, everyone!!

7 comments:

Glennia said...

Awww...this is so cute. I love it that they included Elmo in the group hug!

Julie said...

I love non-traditional age relatives like this. My youngest sister is only a year older than our cousin's daughter. Something about the flow of love from one generation to another is so seamless when they overlap. Beautiful photo!

cnedaria said...

You are very lucky to have such a family, and to have decided to open you hearts and continue sharing the love. Thanks for sharing your memory, and Happy Love Thursday!

PastorMac's Ann said...

Too sweet! I love the look on her face.

Happy Love Thursday! Thanks for sharing the love.

The_Aitch said...

A very sweet post.

wzgirl said...

Such a BIG hug!! And, is the red guy part of the family, too??

Very sweet post, Nat. XOXO

Princess Buttercup said...

Very cute!