I ♥ my family! I can honestly say I have a really great family. Starting with my husband and kids, to my parents and siblings, and then all of my aunts, uncles, and cousins. We've always been close and ALWAYS in wach others business. That's just the way it is...and I don't mind it. When my Granny passed away alot of them stopped coming in for visits and it's been a really long time since I've seen most of them. But that's all about to change! Next weekend two of my favorite aunts and some of their family are coming in. I can't wait to see them!
Unfortunately, it's taken illnesses to get them to come. My uncle has been diagnosed with Stage 3 lung cancer and is now under treatment and my sweet mama has been diagnosed with Stage 1 breast cancer. How ironic that a brother and sister are both fighting cancer. I'm so scared for both of them, though my mom has a much better chance, I keep praying for them to both be healed. Mom has surgery scheduled for October 8th. This is only the second time she has ever been in the hospital since she had us kids 28 yrs ago. The last time was in August for an extreme kidney and bladder infection and a HUGE kidney stone. She has always been so tough and she is still fighting with all her might. She is such an inspiration to me. Please keep both of them in your thoughts and prayers.
On a better, happier note Robby is back in school for his final year. He can't wait til he can get back to work. Oh, it'll be so nice...things will feel normal again. If there is such a thing. Gracie is growing by leaps and bounds. She learns something new each day. It seems as if over night she sprouted up and changed from my baby to my big girl. *sigh* The time has moved so fast. Matthew is gaining weight and weighs about 9 lbs now. We had to start adding some rice to his formula because he had such bad reflux. He is such a little joy. I love watching him watch me and cuddling with him. His smile is so sweet. I couldn't have asked God for a better husband or children. Now I'm not saying we are perfect, goodness knows we aren't. We all have our faults. But I am so in love with all of them. I am so thankful for the life I have.
Things get tough every now and again and I say "Why me?" then I look into their faces and all of it seems so trivial. I think sometimes we let money and 'things' take over and we forget about what's important. To me it's those crazy, sweet, irritating, funny, amazing people I call my family.