Your family and your love must be cultivated like a garden. Time, effort, and imagination must be summoned constantly to keep any relationship flourishing and growing.
– Jim Rohn
Families are the compass that guide us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights, and our comfort when we occasionally falter.
– Brad Henry
The great gift of family life is to be intimately acquainted with people you might never even introduced yourself to, had life not done it for you.
– Kendall Hailey
Has it really been almost six years? I remember how my nerves made my stomach dance as I met everyone for the first time, knowing that in a few short months this would be my family. I remember being prepared in advance to be called the wrong name. I was. I remember that instead of feeling uncomfortable, I felt calm and relaxed because this was a family just like mine.
Now, my own children are introduced to aunts, uncles, and cousins. Pictures are taken to preserve memories, despite their limitations ~ how do you capture the smell of the breakfast prepared on the campfire, the spicy-ness of the gumbo that tickles your nose, or the sounds of squeals and giggling by the many great-grandchildren bustling about?
Again, we come together across the miles by air and by car, we have come together for a brief moment before going again our separate ways. Wanna glimpse of our family fun? Go ahead, take a peek!