I spent a little time at my youngest sister’s house today around her two kids Levi and Alyssa and her and hubby Axel. Such a cute, loving family.
I remember things about my sister from when she was small and I see her now holding together a family, a job and taking care of her business, I find myself so proud of her. Her husband loves her and she loves him, and their family is surrounded with other loving family members, his and ours. Days like today, when my niece ran up to hug me when I got to her house, make me glad that I have family and loved ones to love, that love me too.
I feel very lucky to have what I have, a loving family of my own, J and the little man may have their moments, but overall we love each other and it works well. My older sister has a family, a loving husband and an adorable son Connor and my other younger sister has a husband and two adorable children.
To reflect on life as a youngster with them and our lives now, it occurs to me how our lives have evolved, and how the different situations and obstacles we’ve all encountered have led us down different paths, yet still all very intertwined and connected.
I love my family and the older I get, the closer I want to be to them, the more I want to see them and the more I realize how fleeting our time is together.
Being that I was the first one to have a child, all the other children in the family are younger than school aged, and my son is soon to enter junior high. I cherish my nieces and nephews and love their ages and their smiles and laughter, it’s the stuff that makes me smile when I’m alone and chuckle when I think about them. It’s not a strange thought to me that I would do anything for these people, anything within my power if they needed me.
I love my sisters, and cherish them regardless how much time we spend together. I just went to a concert with my older sister and youngest and in August, I’ll get to go to another concert with my other younger sister. I’m always glad to share music with them, because I love it so much and I think they do as well, even though we all appreciate different kinds.
We’ve talked about starting a tradition of a meeting where we all eat and drink and be merry together, so far it’s happened just a few times so we definitely need to get together more often.
What kind of traditions do you have with your siblings and other family members to keep in touch?