Today’s post was a toss- up between writing about the importance of family and giving up on the ironing. I decided to go with the family post (don’t worry that ironing post is coming soon).
We celebrated our niece’s 1st birthday today. This time last year we didn’t even know her or her mummy (it’s a long story and not mine to tell). Fast forward a year and we have a lovely little niece and sister in law to add to the family.
I come from a rather big family. There were 6 of us in total, 2 girls 4 boys (a pair of whom were twins) all ranging from 37 to 25. I use a past tense because although we were very tight knit as children (well apart from my sister she left with my dad) that most certainly is no longer the case.
Yes, it’s sad, I also don’t have much of a relationship with my Mother (not for want of trying). We can’t change the past that’s been and gone, we can only focus on the future.
For the longest time, my family has always been my husbands family. I have always looked upon his parents (now my in-laws) as my own. His siblings as my siblings. Yes, we used to fight and row in our younger days, what siblings don’t.
What is she getting at?I hear you mutter.
My point is my boys, my little guys Max and Kai. What kind of a childhood will they have? Will they look out for each other once they are grown up and have families of their own? So many questions.
So many questions
I don’t have all the answers. Tell you what I do know. I will teach my children to always love and respect each other and their family. To always look out for one another and have each other’s backs. To comfort each other when they are feeling blue and offer support and advice if they can’t come to mum and dad.
We will teach them that family is the glue of life and how important it is. to also be kind and generous. To understand that family is not something you buy in a shop, it’s not a toy or a gadet.
That it’s so much more than that.
The family is a bond that lasts forever and should be unbreakable.
The family is us.