You know that feeling... when you're just sitting there thinking about how you're kind of a total mess and you can really suck sometimes? And then you think about how there's people in your life who just laugh that off and will accept you the way you are and welcome you back into their circle of awesomeness? That feeling of peace and humility and sort of nausea? Oh, you don't get the nausea? Well...
I'm just sitting here thinking of all the bits of goodness left over from the weekend, but those bits are being stomped out by EVEN MORE BITS of EVEN BETTER GOODNESS from having yet another family dinner tonight and I can't decide where to begin. I'm so amazed at the remarkable joy I feel when I'm with my family these days. Our history is like any family's, tantrums and rebellion, sorrow and success, great highs and deep lows, but always survival and deep devotion. We are a large family and we've come together like a patchwork quilt, but my goodness are we ever continuing to growing in a way I didn't see coming.
I'm so happy to sit back as an adult taking in what has become of my brother and I and to have an endless imagination that expects great things for our younger sisters as well. My brother married a woman whom I've come to know and love like a sister and who continually intrigues me and challenges me without her even trying. This past year of bonding has been the culmination of many years with each of us flitting about doing this thing or that and not really getting a chance to know each other the way I feel we finally do now. Together these two remarkable people have added to our family the most lovely young ladies an Auntie could ever ask for.
Salted Caramel Cake Recipe
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