I just spent about an hour chatting with my mom and sister-in-law in California. My sister-in-law makes me cry! Almost every time I talk to her! Do you want to hear some of the things she says,
"Tanya, I just love your mother...."
"I just thank the good Lord for what we have and know He's in control..."
"Takumi is such a good kid. I just love him to pieces and he and I really can talk and joke around. He's such a great kid!"
"We want Leiya to spend the summer with us... Tell us how we can help get her to California."
"Keion (my brother) is so strong and dependable. He doesn't stress out about things..."
"You have to visit this summer, Tanya. We'll ask Grandma to help out with finances. You are FAMILY. I look forward to seeing you every year and that's part of what makes the summer fun..."
I hate to ask my family to take care of me and my family and extended things like airplane costs and tuition. But the reality is that Grandma is willing and I am needing. And Marcy and Keion don't begrudge that extra care even though they have little kids with an uncertain future (as is true with all of us.) They are always so welcoming, so generous and so loving. My heart and eyes overflow everytime I talk with them.
Marcy blesses me with her expressions of love for all of us.