Tuesday, October 03, 2006
I GUESS I'M THANKFUL!
because I actually have this great family. I have this great mother who gives and gives and loves and loves. And though she's 80, she is young for her age and is full of energy. She is always getting the family together and making food for everyone. She is always thinking of others. I have five siblings and a cousin who is like a brother. I have nephews and nieces. We all love each other and are in close contact with one another. My sister who lives in Germany just visited and we ended years of silence and rivalry and had a great time together. Now we have each other as well. She brought her daughter who is at that great age of 13.
My oldest brother, a lawyer, is coming from California this coming weekend to visit. We just had a huge family reunion centered around my mom's 80th birthday. All her brothers and sisters came to visit and we had a great time. They are all young for their age like she is and love her very much. I finally realize that I'm lucky, I guess.
My siblings are all amazing people. My oldest brother is a lawyer and has two adopted daughters from China. My older sister has raised three children and become an architect as well. My next older brother is a graphic artist. My sister in Germany has learned fluent German and raised two adorable girls and teaches English, and my youngest brother is a professor of film on the east coast and will soon teach in London. My cousin who is like a brother to us is a doctor who has already retired. My nephew, son of my sister the architect has already worked on movie sets in video production and got a job recently working for the Minnesota Timberwolves showing movie clips to go with whatever kind of action occurs during the game. My nephew is so mature he is almost like another sibling.
And then there's me - the underachiever - the dreamer. But I'm fragile, and life is just a little harder for me. And it wouldn't be right to describe my siblings as I have without telling that they are also godly people with a spiritual side and are very decent as well as accomplished.