Often times I talk about the importance of family. Family is everything to me. But today I want to clarify that family is not always blood related. My husband's family is as much my own. And my friends, those who have truly been there for me also wear the badge of family.
I was blessed since birth with a large Catholic extended family. Tons of aunts and uncles and cousins is a beautiful gift. Now with the expansion on friends, especially those close friends that I have known for a decade or more, I truly have built my "village".
I'm so grateful for all the work that my two best friends from childhood went to in order to throw me a beautiful shower! I'm grateful for the wonderful group of women that came, both my friends and my husband's. I'm so grateful to know we are so loved and this child will be well cared for in this village we have built for her. I'm grateful for all the love of those who have become more than friends. And I'm grateful and blessed for the generosity everyone has shown. It was a beautiful weekend and I am so grateful to each and every one of them.
Who is in your village? Who fills your heart with love and provides support when life is shifting?
May today bless us all with connection to our community and our personal village. May we find ways to give thanks to those who mean the most to us. Have a beautiful day!