Of course my connection to my biological family is very strong, as most of you know. I do sympathize with people who don’t have that tight connection with their kin like I have with mine. I was born into a huge very old Maine family and the family dynamics dictate that we always remember that blood binds us all together. I was taught that we all either lead, follow, and care for one another in so many ways every day. I am blessed to have that connection as my family is truly one of the best.
There are actually far more than 5 important people to me…but I’ll give these 5 below a shout out for this list
My mother has been a huge impact in my life. Without her influence and guidance I would most likely be very different place in life right now.
Nancy...wow, the things we have seen together over the years. I miss the old days sometimes, and I especially miss our laughter and the crazy stuff we would come up with for entertainment….i.e. soccer slut Barbie and cheese dogs, lmfao
Steve…you always remind me of my more wild days…I guess that is what you’ll always remember most – fast cars and race tracks, near accidents and my sailors mouth. You were always my co-pilot as a kid, and I couldn’t have chosen a better one!
Patricia….I can’t even begin to say where our relationship as sisters stops and the relationship as good friends begins. We’ve seen a lot together, and you’ve been awesome to support me in anything I ever chose to do in my life. I thank you for my niece and for allowing me to have a big role in her upbringing, I will always love you for that especially.
Kyle. What can I say? The day they laid your little body in my arms I cried. You changed my entire life in that every instant. Ever since then I have realized that all of our lives are so interconnected and that I need to be righteous to show you that you have that in you as well. You grew up to be the most incredible young woman, and I am proud as hell of you.