To state the obvious: I am a family person. I love my family, I would do anything for them, I can’t live without them…let’s just face it: really attached here!
Now I have many people around me that don’t have the same relationship with their family as I do. In fact (unfortunately) I am one of the few that I know that has such deep connection with more than one family member. And I used to find that strange, but through the years I’ve learned that I am a terribly lucky girl for that.
I am an only child (yes, yes spoiled rotten by all family members) and not until 5 years ago, I was the only grandchild (yes, yes double spoiled rotten). And because I was the only kid in my closest circle, everybody wanted to do something with me (as I said before, terribly lucky).
I have an amazing relationship with my mom. A relationship where I can call her my best friend anytime if I want to. I can tell her everything and I will never be judged. My grandma (by my mom’s side) is my kindred spirit in every word. I have always received full support and all the hugs and kisses.
And I knew that was forever, that’s why my biggest fear in life is losing anyone from my family. And I was never afraid of being far away from them; I was used to seeing them once every other week. Until I went to France at the beginning of this year. I have never imagined it would be this hard to let go of someone, knowing you’re not going to see them for 3 months (there were tears, yes). However, I have to say that it was a relief being away from them for so long, because I have learned that I can be on the other side of the world and I will still be able to get in touch with them. I can be across an ocean and I will still have their support and their love and I think that’s what family is all about.
They want you to succeed, to be happy, to make something of your life. Even though they’ll miss you and your grandma will have tears in her eyes, while she talks to you through Skype. But it doesn’t matter because you know you’re making her proud and that when you come back they’re going to wait for you open-handed, ready to give you the biggest of hugs.
Yes, family is everything. They are the ones who support you the most, who watch you grow up, who never betray you and never judge you. Who loves you the way you are and who loves you unconditionally. When everything else is going wrong, they are going to be your light and they are going to be the ones who get you back on your feet. They will push you out of their nest, not because they want you gone but, because they know they need to let you go and that they can trust you that you’ll be back someday.
Family is the most important thing in life and as they let you go, you only go out to bring back more family members: friendships and relationships.
Yes, families are big and not always bond to blood and yes…
Read with you later, Lara.