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A quiet Sunday Afternoon

Katie is napping.
Roper and Erica are in the basement laying down a few tracks.

I should go downstairs and do some more cleaning up from the party, but I figured I take a moment to reflect...

It was a great party. It was my family.
I don't have a lot of close genetic family left. Really, just my brother and a cousin in Green Bay. I have other cousins, but I was never vary close to them.
My parents are both gone. All my aunts and uncles as well.
But in the last few years my sister-in-law's family have pulled us in. And I have friends that I love more than I would have thought possible without genetics or sex.

I almost got teary at one point last evening, feeling all the love. Katie never has to worry about not having an extended family.

Thanks, guys.


GHR
GHR

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daddy_guido
Nov. 18th, 2007 11:19 pm (UTC)
apologies that we weren't able to make it.

Don't feel any less loved, though.
It's the damn physics that prevent me from being two places at once.
filkerdave
Nov. 18th, 2007 11:24 pm (UTC)
That's wonderful :) Many hugs from here :)

(Total aside; did my check make it to you?)
daisy_knotwise
Nov. 19th, 2007 04:25 am (UTC)
Yup, got it.
It hasn't been deposited yet as the bank is BoA and therefore more complicated than it needs to be.

GHR
filkerdave
Nov. 19th, 2007 05:50 am (UTC)
Excellent. I was just worried that it got there.

You have a beautiful daughter, although I expect you don't need me to tell you this ;)
smoooom
Nov. 18th, 2007 11:44 pm (UTC)
The support that our extended family gives is so far beyond incredible, I do not know how I would have made it through much of the last two years. Our respective children are lucky indeed.
naomilynne
Nov. 19th, 2007 05:46 pm (UTC)
"Roper and Erica are in the basement laying down a few tracks."

I know what you mean ... but the image this line brought to mind was something quite different.

Happy Birthday to Katie.

catalana
Nov. 19th, 2007 10:52 pm (UTC)
Katie never has to worry about not having an extended family.

Of course she doesn't! Silly lady - we love her (and you) like our own family!
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