As I write this I’m sitting in my aunt and uncles house, my baby cousin asleep in my lap and her brother, pacing back and forth by the TV unable to contain his excitement from the movie we’re watching.
They have a perfectly decorated house with the perfect amount of pictures on the walls and toys on the floor. My aunt and uncle would do anything for pretty much anybody.
They have the cutest most well behaved kids ever.
They’re the definition of inspiration. When I think of family and structure, and even life in general, I think of them.
I think that so much more goes into family than most people realize. When you’re around someone so much you eventually rub off onto each other. Sometimes habits, good or bad, rub off onto kids or family members. And as much as people deny it, children cant help but become like their parents, it’s been their only example their entire life. This subject hits a little too close to home for me and it’s been really difficult for me lately.
A couple that is friends with Av and I, have a foster kid they’ve been trying to adopt.
When they first got him he wouldn’t eat anything but ham, he wouldn’t go down for bed, etc.. But since they’ve had him, he got his hair cut, he’ll eat anything that’s put in front of him, and once you lay him in his crib he goes down just like that!
It’s so amazing what being put around positive influences and being put in a good home, can do for a child. Some people don’t even realize their children are acting out because of the parents behavior/actions. I’m not sure what his home life was before them, but I’m so glad that God sent him to them.
I’m not really sure why but I’ve been thinking about family a lot lately, it’s definitely been on my mind and heart. I’m really really close with mine.
Although I don’t know when I want kids, I’m crazy and I like everything planned, so I think I’ve had my future kids names picked out since I was probably 15, haha! I feel like I’m maybe at that point in my life where I need to decide when we’re going to start a family but I’m also feel like where I am I still need to get my feet on the ground.
Either way, my heart lies with my family and that will probably never change.