family love.

Whether you like it or not, they are always there for you.
Through thick and thin.
Through good and bad.
Through the firsts and lasts.
Through everything.

Though we might not want to admit it, everyone wants to be loved by a family member in some way or another. I am lucky enough to have a HUGE family that loves me and cares for me. (And, it is seriously HUGE, I have two step parents and two biological so when I was walking onto the floor for senior night I have four people attached to my arm. I felt like I needed to put a sign on my back saying "wide-load")
Just take time right now to think about how much your family has influenced you through your life.
Done? Okay, what did you think about? (Let me know in the comments)

What I thought about was spending time at my Grandmas house, just chillin' and eating chili cheese fritos and just enjoying eachothers presence.
It's that kind of thing that makes you love your family. How can I remember something so little such as eating chili cheese fritos? Because there was love in that house. There was love in that room, there was love in each of our hearts.
And even now, 12 years later, when I happen to eat some of those frito's I still think of my Grandma. Every time.

Here's what Blanca had to say about it: 

"Everyone loves differently and in their own way. Who am I to say there is only one kind of love. I love my family and my dog but I love my husband and children more than I love anyone or anything. My love for my husband and children is a different love and a bond. I don't agree in "one love". I also love witnessing kindness in others. I mean I love it. It brings be joy and brings me to tears sometimes. The selflessness that some people show in our world and in this time makes me love, love."

 If you have a wonderful family setting and you are surrounded by people you love, don't take advantage of that. Seriously. So many people in the world are dying to have a family like yours. God has blessed you and remember that. And to those of you out there who have the "not-so-great" families, remember when you start one of your own to make it the best family ever.
Love every child, sister, brother, mother, father, grandma, grandpa, aunt, uncle or cousin to the fullest. Believe me, it will never be a mistake.
Tell me about your favorite family memories. I want to know.


  1. I love the images you used, The Jolie-Pitt one is so beautiful:) I agree, family is so complicating and diverse but it is extremely important. I have a pretty big family as well, lot's of grandparents, four siblings, and plenty of cousins. I fight with my sisters all the time but of course I love them, even if we don't say it. I have the best big brother in the world and the most creative older sister. My parents and I don't get along as much as I wish we did but I am thankful for them. Loved this POST! xxxxxxxxxx

  2. The jolie-pitt picture was a winner!
    This was a beautifully heart felt and touching post.
    I enjoyed reading it, and even reading some aloud!

  3. wow!! love the pic of brad and angie!!


  4. Beautiful post. I 100% agree with you. Family is so important!

    <3Chelsea Elizabeth

  5. Great post! I too come from a bigish family (3 brothers, 1 sister) and even though my siblings and I are all in different parts of the world, we still try and stay close.

    My bf and I started our own little family and it is amazing. I've never believed in love at first sight until I became a mother. It is the most satisfying feeling in the world to know that you love and are loved by your family.

    Thanks for this wonderful, inspiring post and thanks also for the comment! You now have a new follower (me, of course!).

    ♥ Duckie.

  6. This is such a beautiful post! My favorite family memories involve spending time with my great grandmother (She just turned 84 January 31st!) in her dress shop, or any of my families vacations up to North Carolina. Our vacation home is in the woods in the middle of nowhere, 10 miles from the nearest grocery store. We all drove each other nuts on the 10 hour car rides from FL to NC, but once we got there, it was always so worth it!
    xo Heather

  7. OH families. I have a very large family as well. My mom has 7 brothers and sisters and we all live within 15 mins of eachother. When I think of family I think of Sunday family dinners. Everyone gathered around making wise cracks at eachother, its a hoot!


  8. I love my Family.My father my mother and my little brother.

  9. That is very happy.I like this family.


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