Gotta Love Family

3 Dec

After all the Turkey, the green beans, I must say I was one stuffed bird.
However, while lamenting on all the food I had, I must tell you, I was feeling overwhelmingly blessed.

I can’t tell you the last time I was able to get together with my whole family. First off, it was a complete surprise to my grandmother. My mother in law kept insisting the importance of family, and encouraged me to go visit my grandmother and family. I’m so glad that she did.
In fact, my thanksgiving break consisted of:

  • My Family meeting Christian for the first time
  • Endless nights of Phase 10 because we love that game 🙂 (Cousin Alicia became a pro)
  • Dark Family Rooms and Scary Movies, because that’s what we love 
  • Joint sleeping with family laying everywhere (floors, couches, and spare bedrooms to be specific)
  • Great Food (obviously)
  • Celebrating Christian’s First Thanksgiving 
  • Shopping (why not?)
  • Sweets (more than you could ever imagine)
  • Deep Discussions, Special talks, even laughter 🙂
  • Pictures (you know I love to take them!)
  • Most importantly, so much to be thankful for.


After all, we have so much to be thankful for. I’m thankful that I was able to spend time with family, although I did miss my husband, but I was having way too much fun to actually sit down and think about it. In fact, I was thinking how great it was for us to be together in one accord. My cousins and I laughed at the fact that some things will never change, but we appreciated each and everyone for who they are and realize how important family is. Today, marks a year since my Aunt Artie left us. It was hard not having her there this Thanksgiving, but I think everyone there felt a strong sense of her presence in the room. We have so much to be thankful for, let’s remember to thank God for EVERYTHING, even the small things, and to appreciate family despite their imperfections or faults. 
In fact, God made them that way for a reason.

Until Next Time, Much Love,

Mrs. SPJ



One Response to “Gotta Love Family”

  1. Deborah December 4, 2013 at 5:52 pm #

    Very well said Stephanie! I know the family does not always see eye to eye, but we did have some good times while in Pa. I am just so glad the family got to meet my sweet happy grandson Christian! I can’t wait to see you all again hope it will not be too long. Take care!


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