I was driving home the other night and drove right by my Moms house. They were at work, so the house was dark, but I still smiled as I drove by. There's something comforting about knowing that your family lives so close. This hasn't always been the case for me. Most of our married life we have spent at least an hour away. Even though we've now lived close for a 2.5 years, I still appreciate it.
Honestly,my family is pretty awesome. I really don't know any other family quiet like ours. We have the best get togethers with lots of cousins running around playing, rarely having any cafuffles, & all of us adults hanging out, chatting & playing games. Knowing that we can have heartfelt discussions or religious discussions or even political discussions & not end up in a fight is pretty awesome. Even though we don't all agree in these areas, we do all respect and love each other enough to not let those things be such a big deal that it breaks relationship.
Relationship... isn't that what family is all about?
(Done w/ my mushy post now... :) )