Sunday, June 10, 2012

The Little Things

As I spend my Sunday packing up my bags and getting ready to head to my momma's house so I can get on a plane in the morning I am thinking about how blessed I am. Most of you don't know much about me so I'm going to tell you a few things. I was raised by a single mother with my two sisters. My mom is hands down the most incredible person I know, she has literally put her life on hold for me. I can honestly say I don't know what I would do without her. She is the best mom in the world and I wouldn't change the fact that she's the only parent I have. She has taught me how to use power tools, how to grout and tile a kitchen, how to paint walls, how to change a tire, and how to love and be loyal to people.
This is me and my momma at Christmas. Please excuse the fact that I was sick the whole time.

I mentioned that I have two sisters. They are crazy, we all are crazy but I love them. I don't know what I would do without them. My partners in crime, my biggest supporters, my secret keepers, they are so much more then just my sisters. Mallory is my older sister and just graduated from college, now she is applying for optometry school. She has worked so hard our whole lives and I know her dreams will come true, she got engaged to her high school sweetheart at Easter and they are getting married next summer. Corey is my little sister, I don't even know how to begin. She is 17 and a handful, she is my best friend and we have been through a lot together. She is so incredible and it amazes me how insightful she is. I'm so proud of the women they are and will become.

This picture perfectly describes us, Mallory has the curly hair and Corey is the little blonde. Our relationship is always like this, a lot of goofing around and constant laughing.

Now my family is very different from other families, since my mom is a single parent and my mom and aunts are very close we were all raised as brothers and sisters. I only have two full blood sisters but I really have a lot more then that. My cousins are my siblings and I know I can count on them just like my sisters and treat them just like I treat Mal and Corey. My aunts are my second mom's, they went to all of my events in high school and never missed any of the important things in my life. My family is much more then just people I see at reuions, they are people I see on a regular basis and talk to frequently. I am so excited to spend this week with them on vacation. I know we are going to have a great time together!

This is most of us at my cousin's sweet 16 in Feburary.

Who is your family?

1 comment:

  1. what a lovely post! made me feel a bit teary and very cheerful at the same time. how wonderful to be so blessed and to know it!
    hugs to you