Today's blog challenge post is all about Family.
I'll start with a picture of our little family of three from last Christmas. J.D. and I eventually would love to have another baby but I will say now, that is not in the plans for at least a few years! Trey is our everything and we are really enjoying just being the three of us.
This is J.D.'s little sister you will often here me refer to her as "my sister". She was 7 when J.D. and I first started dating and I have watcher her grow into such a smart and loving woman. (Agh that feels so weird to write - I feel like just yesterday I was buying her barbie dolls!) It also helps that we look similar (except I WISH I was that tall and skinny!) and love the same things. She is the worlds best aunt to Trey and while she attends college a few hours a way we are still very close and skype frequently with Trey. He thinks the world of her. She and I share a closeness that I have never known before, we are best friends and each others biggest supporters. We bicker and fight some times and while at the time I may be annoyed I sometimes secretly think "cool, so this is what it's like to have a sister!".
J.D. also has a little brother who is 17, he's too cool for pictures, and whatever else we are doing so clearly that's why he isn't pictured here. But I will say he is shaping up to be a great uncle to Trey and really does love him!
I am also very lucky though to have J.D.'s father (not pictured - couldn't find any good recent ones) who has always really made me feel loved and appreciated. I know that I can turn to him with anything big or small and that he thinks the WORLD of Trey!
This is an old Thanksgiving picture of myself with J.D.'s mom and Grandmother. Unfortunately his grandmother passed away right before Trey was born. She was such a huge part of our family and we all miss her dearly. J.D.'s mom and I have an AMAZING relationship. I have always been able to turn to her for help and advice. She is an awesome grandmother to Trey and he loves having "date nights with Nana"!
And the last picture that I am sharing is of my Mom and I. She is Trey's Grammie and is a wonderful person who has been dealt a tough hand of cards. Without going into a lot of detail right now, I'll share that she has a condition called neuropathy (not caused by diabetes, sadly cause is unknown) and last December we found out that my father who has always been abusive in a verbal sense (to us both, again, more on that at another time) had been physically abusive towards her for years and it was getting worse and worse. They are now in the middle of getting a divorce and I have cut all ties from my father.
My brother is also missing from this post as he was killed during my freshman year of college , he was 24. I know that him and J.D. would definitely be best friends and he would cherish Trey like no other. I miss him.