Saturday, I got a little bit tipsy and declared my love for my birth family in EPIC form – with a tear-filled statement I made at my aunt’s barbecue.
As it happened, I was listening to my sister-in-law talk and she was so funny, I just felt overwhelmingly grateful for her and for my whole family who showed up to barbecue with me.
They have my heart, you know.
No, they’re not perfect.
Yes, there’s sometimes conflicts that need to get resolved.
But overall, these people who are my blood relatives?
Well, I’m thankful they’re in my life.
My aunt spent two days prepping and cleaning up for the barbecue at her place and was kind enough to host me.
After the barbecue, I spent the next day at my birth mother’s 60th birthday party where a HUGE group of family and friends showed up to fete her in all her glory.
No one is as funny, kind, and loving as my birth mother and I attribute all of my sweetness and some of my sassiness to her.
I am blessed a million times over to have such wonderful people in my family and I’m so glad I got to spend an entire weekend celebrating them.