Family is so important to me. I am now an "orphan", both of my parents have passed away. I have tried to instill in my daughters the bonds of family and loyalty, even though I was a very poor role model.
We all have survived, and in a sense thrived. My daughters are very good women. I have two grandchildren that are adored and sheltered by us. I have a son-in-law that is the best. He has served his country in Iraq, and has paid a price for that service. He is a loving, caring, man. I am a blessed woman to have such a family.
This picture is from 1984. My youngest is on the left, oldest on the right. They truly are best of friends and worst of enemies. But despite all of that, they are family. They fight each other but unite to take on the world together. I am blessed.