I’d choose them…

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Friends are the family we choose for ourselves.

You guys obviously know that I agree with that sentiment.  But I also think if you’re lucky the opposite is true- that family are the friends you’re blessed to be related to.

And I’m really lucky.

I was born into a great family- amazing parents and a brother and sister who are two of my most favorite people in the world.  My parents always- always– encouraged and supported us through school, sports, friendships, college, jobs, marriages and now raising our families.  I know that if I need anything, my parents will always have our backs.  As for my siblings- there is nothing like knowing there are two other people in this world that remember the same crazy family trips and traditions as me.  Add in numerous grandparents, great-grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousin that I enjoy spending time with- people we choose to vacation with every year- and I couldn’t be luckier.

Then I was doubly lucky to marry into a great family. In-laws who’s company I greatly enjoy, people whom I respect. They raised a great man and all of them have become a happy add-on to my already great family.  My kids are beyond lucky to have 3 sets of loving grandparents, 4 sets of involved aunts & uncles and an ever growing number of cousins.

I realize this all sounds a little too suzy-sunshine, but I can’t help it. It’s true and I couldn’t be more thankful for every single member of my family. Even The Bearded One.

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About Heather

I adore my family, writing, books, cats, lazy mornings in bed, and chocolate. I'll never say no to breakfast for dinner, long talks with friends and lazy summer days at the pool with family. I've somehow morphed into a crazy sports mom, a skier and someone who lifts weights. My life is often crazy, always awesome and one I'm so happy to be living!

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