Sunday, February 12, 2006

In the realm of my family

This week I got to see my mom! In that past two years especially we've been able to become friends instead parent and child and I have to say that I like it. Yes, she drives me crazy sometimes with her "when are you going to get yourself a man?" speeches and her "call me when you get home and your door is locked" worries, but I still love her.

I also love my family--not just my immediate family but my extended family as well (all of my aunts, uncles, cousins, second cousins, third cousins, etc. etc.), because in the realm of my family I make sense. Not that I think I'm crazy outside of my family, but that my family gives me a place where I fit. I know where I get my laugh (from my mom) where I got my nose (my mom's cousin kenny has the same nose that I do) and why I act the way I do, and why I am the way I am and why I have the peace that I only experience when I'm home in Southern Illinois (it runs through my blood--I can't help it!).

I love my big family, our big family holidays and reunions and the fact that everyone minus a few (including myself) all live within an hour of each other. Apparently I'm more of a country girl than I thought. :)


Lubke-Moss said...

Thank God for wonderful families. I have to say that I have been extremely blessed with an awesome extended family and great in-laws. Who can say that? Family is supposed to be a place where you can be yourself and appreciate yourself. They love you no matter what, and that's the best part.

Codeman said...

i actually spent very little on alcohol this last weekend.... that guy Sergio paid for most of it.

i have this problem where the more i drink, the less it worries me that i am spending money on it. if i had to pay for my drinks before getting drunk, i'd never get drunk.

so really, you need to hook up with sergio.