My Small Family
I know a lot of people with big families and most of them are local. I have friends who run into cousins they forgot they had. They tend to love having family parties because they are a big deal and probably the reason their family is so big is because they simply love family.
My family is very different and for the most part I like that weÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢re small. I have only one Aunt who had only two sons. To be fair she has 7 grandchildren and thatÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s still hard to believe. All of that family is out in Oklahoma and Arkansas so of course we rarely see them. I was informed that next time I do see them will be for a wedding 😉
The only Uncle I ever had, my fatherÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s brother, died of cancer at age 21. I still wish I could have met him, I think I would have liked him a lot.
My local family consists of second and third cousins I see maybe once a year and I donÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t even have contact information for them. My third cousin Amy had her second child and I have barely seen either of her children.
I have tried a couple times to make contact with absolutely no response. Sometimes I canÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t help but get the feeling they are a bit ashamed of our family, theyÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ve always been quite a bit more wealthy than we are.
Part of me wishes IÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢d grown up around a lot of cousins and maybe had an Aunt or Uncle that I could go to when I didnÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t want to go to my parents. Part of me wishes we had family gatherings and I could see all the new kids in the family. I generally donÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t like children but I adore my cousins. It almost makes me want to cry thinking about all of them and I wish I could be a real part of their lives.
I guess if I want to see them all again I better have a big wedding :cheesy: