Tuesday, December 19, 2006
The Anderson sisters!!
This is me and my cousin Jeni when we were small...Jeni and I are more like sisters and were always together when we were growing up. During high school she lives a few blocks away from me and we managed to get into a lot of trouble together, and hang out almost every day. She's probably gunna be pissed that i posted this pic, but I love it because I'm holding her hand....I always wanted to protect her and keep her safe. I still feel that way - I want her to be happy, safe, protected....her husband Sean does a great job of that for me. She's moved to Texas so I haven't seen her in a while and it sucks! Although we talk daily.....during the past year when I was going through my divorce, my friends leaving me, trying to figure out what i was goingt o do with my life - Jeni was the one who was there for me. She always had something encouraging to say to me, and also told me that hard stuff that I needed to hear - not just the stuff i wanted to hear. I love her for that!! I have a huge family and have grown up with many cousins - all are my best friends. My dad had something like 9 brothers and sisters, they all had kids and we always did things together. Picnics, baseball games, outings to the snow...stuff like that. When I was little I took for granted the fact that I had such a huge caring loving family - now that I'm older I realize how lucky I was. Most people I know don't have a big family and they aren't close with them. Growing up I alwasy had at least 4 aunts/uncles and numerous cousins within a few blocks of me. Jeni, Michele, Lisa, Christine, Patty, Cliff, Tony, Stacy....I saw them all the most and went to school with some of them. Whatever size family you have - cherish them all. I can't wait to see everybody at Christmas and have some yummy food, and catch up withthose who have moved away. Jeni won't be there and i hate that! Maybe next year ???Kiss your family this Christmas.......:)