I received a great gift from my aunt Lori today. Ever since my move I have been unable to find the Venice DVD that she made. I love her videos because it allows me to see a different perspective and reminisce about the good times. I am so thankful to have this DVD again.
Next week I get to see a good portion of my family and it is much needed. The more people that I meet in my life (including students), the more fortunate I feel to have the family that I do. Although my family is not large, I feel so connected to everyone. Now that I am older I feel like my aunts are like my big sisters that I never had. My aunt Linda mentioned that we might have a "sewing bee" to work on a quilt. How great to sit around with great people (maybe some wine) and work to finish something together.
When it comes to parents, I think I won the lottery. I have two parents that love me and constantly push for my happiness; whatever that means. Their love has never wavered and it never will. I wonder how I was so lucky to be born into this family. It is something that I never take for granted.