Family is so important.

I don't know if it is because I am a mom myself, I am getting older (not that one for sure) or I am more in tune with how fast life really is, but I am so much more emotional about relationships with family.
(those of you who are moms know how close to the surface those tears are)
Every child is a miracle in their own right. What our bodies go through to make a child is REMARKABLE. Period. I wont get into it, but it is.
I have this boy that really changed me. Literally...I have the scar to prove it. Nothing about my body is the same before he was born. I may complain about the extra weight I carry around, but I will never EVER change one second of the opportunity I had to carry him full term. To create a child with my husband that we both love and are in utter amazement by his growth and learning. These children are miracles. Never another one like them.
This month we celebrate a lot of birthdays. (Happy birthday to you if you celebrate this month)
One that is close to my heart is my cousin Tim. Its hard to share with someone that didn't know him the kind of person he was and still is. The impact he still makes on our family. I had just graduated from high school when he returned to Heaven, but I remember it like it was last year. He was the first in our family to return "home". Yet although he isn't physically around us we still feel him close. I've always thought about him, but since I have had my son his memory becomes more important to share with my son.
Isn't that what family is? Keeping each others memories alive? Celebrating life together!?
Since then we have lost several members in our family, yet I am SURE my son was able to meet them and know them before he came to this earth.  That's how important family is.
Creating memories with your little ones is important, but what I think is even more important is creating memories with THEIR family. One of my most treasured pictures is of Caden sitting with his great granny. Little did we know she would be leaving this earth shortly after. I cherish those moments they were able to spend together. When he is older he will know who she is.
Love your family my friends. Correct your relationships with them. Friends come and go but family is forever. We must remember where we came from.
Tim Kreidel
March 22, 1982- July 21, 2002
Edward Valentine
December 14, 1934 -January 2, 2006
Dorothy Valentine
April 16, 1936 - June 4, 2010
Ann Woodard
April 30,1930- May 20, 2013
*This isn't the best picture of her. This was the last few weeks of her life, but this is the only picture I have of Caden and her and it is the most precious to me.*
He would sit on her bed with her while Pam (Caden's grandmother) would feed her and she would feed both of them at the same time. It was a sight to see for sure.
Spend time with your loved ones before it is to late. That time you will never ever get back.

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