The fundamentals of family, to me is that, you chose to spend time with your family, listen to their wisdom, share stories of their lives, and laugh alot.
I didn’t emerge from a “nuclear family” who does, I came into this world kicking and screaming like most babes and my first memory is of my stuffed Rabbit and that I used to steal carrots from the larder. Then shortly after, my twin sisters arrived and life was merry, as we grew, I became bossier and my little sisters, well Annie became bigger.
I thought I knew my father, through his family, my nan, my aunties, even him. But how much do you ever know anyone? How honest are people?
One of my many flaws is that I am too trusting and caring, there are many times that I’ve been burnt through friendships and relationships.
The longing of a baby of my own, I was under the disillusion that this would bring my family back together, to some normality, that my father would be the father I always wanted and my mum would be ever fussing with all her grand-children.
I know its difficult these days now that families live in different counties or even countries, but families alway find a way to stay in touch.
Everyone wants to feel loved and cared for, to be special.