Ok, so its been about a week since I last posted something. I've been trying to find the time to post! lol then, honestly when I went to look for my blog, I couldnt find it! lol Oh well, we're here now!
So, the topic of the day: FAMILY. Some are psychotic, some are great, some are cold and calculating and some are warm and comforting. I'm going to take some time this morning to introduce all the people that comprise MY family! Now, I'm not talking about blood relatives, because, honestly, there arent many of those that I speak to. Except Aunt Ann, Aunt Lori and Grandma Jean!!! <3 yall!!!
Without further ado, Please allow me to introduce my family: David Turnbole - Father. His daughter, Kate and I were best friends growing up. My Dad has been there for me to cry to when my heart has broken, he has given me advice from vehicles to kids. Hes the greatest Dad anyone could ever hope for! He also likes it when the kids video chat with him! Love you Dad!!!
Mother: Now I have several of these!! Lets start with Rose Murgatroyd. Her sister in law grew up with us in Upstate NY and I was fortunate enough to meet Rose through Dawn about a year and a half ago. Shes been here for the kids for their birthdays, she was an integral part of our wedding and is the nurturing and loving Grandmother that I've always hoped to have for the kids! <3 you Rose!
Mother: Faith Brennan Now, whether Faith realizes it or not, she came into my life when I was in 6th grade. She was the secretary to the guidance counselor at the Mexico Middle School in NY. She used to come get me and take me on little outings, just to get me out of the house for a bit. She's always been a source of comfort and true compassion for me. Thank you so much Faith! <3 you!
Mother: Katherina Gerber. My friend Kathy's mom. Shes a WONDERFUL loving woman who has always been a shoulder to cry on, she would also verbally slap me and say, "what the hell are you thinking, get your shit together and fix your issue!!!" She loves me, my children and my husband. She is very loved by all of us!
Sisters: Pamela Hockett. The kids' Aunt Pammy. She is always in my heart and in my thoughts. I worry about her, probably too much, but shes my sister after all!!! <3 you Pammy.
Leela McDowell for almost 15 years, she and I have been very close friends. Shes been there for me and I've been there for her through some really rough, shitty times. My kids call her Aunt Leela and Levi fears her!!! Glenna adores her and the boys just think shes cool! <3 you Leela!
Deanna Borland Kelly- even though we're far apart in miles. I can always count on D to make me smile and I hope she can do the same. We've been friends since 1992 and through the years and tears, shes always been in my heart!
Carla Sue Dainty - Can you believe its been 18 years since we met? We lost each other for awhile. But shes back and better than ever!!
So, there ya have it, a quick light recap of my family. Other than the ones that live under our roof. I dont count the majority of my biological family as relations, they're mere annoyances to me and pretty much embarrassments. I am positive that the feelings are reciprocated. Biologically, I have 3 siblings, 1 sister, 2 brothers. None of them can be bothered to pick up a phone to even learn about my life, despite the years and years of me trying to include them in our lives. So, they get what they wanted. Im out. I sound bitter, but really, Im not. I also have a biological mother that cant remember birthdays unless its hers or one of her "friends" or their children. Once again, she is included in the list of, if she wanted to be a part of my life, she would know how to pick up the phone and dial. My number hasnt changed in over 3 years. Then there is the biological father. Aka pillar of the community, church organist, business owner, and abuser (and his wife too). I love my biological father. I really do, but my children deserve better than his constant put downs and let downs. My daughter is 16, hes seen her a total of 5 times in her entire life. My youngest one is 5, hes never seen him. I doubt that he ever will if its left up to him.
I hate the fact that I've pretty much cut my family out, but sometimes what we need to do for our emotional health isnt exactly what we WANT to do. Luckily, I have a wonderful husband and 4 precious, loving children that are all that I really need.
Ok so this blogging thing gets a bit windy, but thanks for reading and hopefully understanding my thoughts!