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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Family Dynamics

These are my true feelings and if you don't want to know what they are ... STOP READING NOW!

At this time of year I find myself thinking about Family. I find myself envious of those that talk with their siblings all the time. Scott's family reaches out to one another and treats me as a sister and not just someone married into their family. We get together several times a year and communicate regularly online or via the telephone. I know they love me as much as I love them and it's wonderful.

My Grandma opening the pot I made for her in High School.
I love my siblings but I always wonder if I died tomorrow would they even miss me. Do I ever even cross their minds throughout the year? Once or twice a year is about all I hear from some of them and some I never hear from at all. It's just really odd being the oldest of 6 and still feeling like an only child. Makes me wonder why on Earth people put such an emphasis on never having an "only". I have a total of 4 nieces and 4 nephews on my side but only really "know" 3 of them well enough to get loving hugs and a cheerful reception. They warm my heart beyond measure and I love them so much. I love the rest of them dearly but don't really know them. I try to do something for them all at Christmas but never know if they like what I come up with or not. Perhaps it's because I was raised in a completely different environment by someone much older than our Mother. My opinions and views on life are so very different from the rest as well. Sometimes I truly believe the stork dropped me down the wrong chimney.

I'm just being reflective tonight... no worries.


  1. I'm still glad I stumbled into your life. You have made me so happy.


    1. AHHH... like I told you last night .. I'm so glad you are my best friend.

  2. Becky, I hear what your saying loud & clear...even though I have 3 sisters & 2 brothers..My family is Our Blended Children & My In-Laws...Strangers treat me better than blood relatives...
    Blessings@peace of mind

    1. I too have 3 sister's and 2 brothers.. perhaps we are kindred sister's from another plane.

  3. The only relative we are really close to these days is our dear aunt and she's in her mid 80's. There is no communication with either side of our families except when they 'want' something. We are better off without all the drama that incurs with family get-togethers. They all have their own families, grandchildren etc. now, that's fine with us. I feel much closer to blogging friends than I do our families.

    Have a lovely holiday season.


  4. Becky we love you so much!!! You and Robin is really the only ones that accept me into the family.


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