Do you have a close knit family?
Well I can answer a strong no to this question. I lost both sets of grandparents before I was 10. So the memories I have of them are kind of sketchy, and vague. I don't really have any blood aunts or uncles I do have some that have been my parents friends for life so they have always been aunts and uncles.
This weekend I went on a trip with my best friend Julie. We went to see her Granny in a play. I got to meet her parents and her uncle. Wow. They made me feel like I was a part of their family. I was included in all the conversations it felt so good to feel like a real family. Grandparents down to grandchildren.
I've never experienced this, that I can remember. What a feeling to be able to laugh and say remember this, and the whole family can recall memories of the subject.
Maybe this is why I cling to the few friends and family that I have. I don't want to lose them way before their time.
Thanks for the new family Julie. I love you all..