2 months being married and we are together at a wake. the next day we are at a funeral and everything is bitter sweet. We got to meet family we have never met before, John was able to experience a loss the way our family deals with it. He was able to see what family means to us and how we act and come together as a family.
Family when you are married = husband, wife, and if you choose to have children. you are forced to create your own family and move on from your birth family. BUT - when tradgedy arrises and there is a need for an even larger family to come together and that is the family that consists of = husband, wife, children, parents, brothers, sisters, friends, and anyone else dear to you.
You open your home to people you have never met. You hug and kiss more strangers in one day than ever in your life. You have tears of strangers on your shoulder.
When you are weak i will be strong for you. When you are in sorrow i will bring joy to your life. When you are at war i will be on the front line with you. This is what family is. This is what family means.
It was a very long week - We found out about the death of my grandfather - dad's dad - Friday August 19, and we laid him to rest Friday August 26. It has been extremely stressful, trying, overwhelming, emotional, sad, bitter, angry, happy, joyful, - did i mention stressful... But, we all made it through and are ready to move on with a new theme to life. NO REGRETS. We have reconnected with family and connected for the first time with some and we are ready to expand that family meaning and embrace those we are meeting. Everyone needs someone sometime and that is what family is for, knowing that no matter where you are or what you are doing at least one person in your phone will answer and come to be with you.