Monday, February 21, 2011


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..


  1. Awww! We love you too! I couldn't help but smile when I heard Granny say, "Love you girls!" You, my dear, are now a part of our nutty family!

  2. What a blessing, Stefanie! Sounds like fun.