Day 28, WednesdayFamily.  What do you love?  Best traits? What crazy genetics do you have in common?  Fave photo?

Because I lost my mum at such a young age, I have developed an almost mother-daughter relationship with my dad. We are close. And as we age, I find my role changing slightly--that the care taking is shifting. The beginning stages of being involved in health care management. I'm also very close to my step mother. She and I were friends way before she and Dad even thought of dating. It's like a better than friendship relationship.

I have three older sisters. Two live "away" and one is local. They are my best friends. And that friendship has evolved over the years. Of course we bickered like the dickens when we were younger, but as we age they are the constant in my life-as I am in theirs.

And then come my nieces and nephews. It's been a wonder to watch them evolve into the adults they are. Through the magic of BookFace, I'm able to keep in pretty regular contact with them. I love the glimpse into their lives and to be a sounding board for them.

I love laughing when we're together. Because there is a lot of it. We talk about everything. We are all different in our experiences and perspectives but there's a thread that keeps us close. My Virginia sister and I are closest in age and we've had an on-going 30-year grudge match of the card game Spite and Malice. There is always something like that keeping us together. I can remember sitting at the kitchen table playing and Dad yelling to us to keep it down because we were talking and laughing louder than the television show he was trying to watch.

This is a favorite sister photo taken at my eldest niece's wedding a year ago.


The Gal Herself said...

I'm so jealous of your relationship with your sisters. I'd love to have a sibling I could respect and share with. (I like to pretend Nora Ephron was my older sister.)

Paula said...

I love how your relationship is with your dad. And I wish I had a relationship with my sister...but alas that is not going to happen!

Corinne said...

What a lovely family!

Spite & Malice sounds great! :)

Unknown said...

What a nice picture! It's so great that you enjoy each other.

Simone Young said...

Great photo