I come from a very small family with loved ones scattered about. We often go months to years without seeing one another. While it is difficult not to have family around I consider myself extremely lucky. My life is filled with many amazing people whom I would consider framily.
They are my closest confidants. To whom I turn when I need comfort, advice, an ear to bend or a shoulder to cry on. They are surrogate mothers to my children who understand and appreciate my boys needs and wants just like they would their own child. They are cheerleaders when I lack motivation and ministers when I need prayers. Much of who I am today is because of the many roles that they have played in my life.
As we enter into this holiday season I find myself reflecting on all that I have. A beautiful life with two amazing kids and a loving husband. Wonderful friends and a larger than life framily that I am so incredibly grateful for.