Take it for you what you will but I wanted to take a moment to post some of the things I'm truly grateful for, then I'll get on with some other ramblings.
Beyond anything, let it be said, that I am most grateful for my family. For the ties that bind us. For, even though not all of us believe the same things(where many things are concerned; politics, religion, or even more simple things like food) we love each other. And I don't think that will ever change. Yes, we argue. Yes, we poke fun, but we always forgive. And that's what's important. I know the reason we can do this is because we all have the same roots. This applies to my married-in siblings as well. We all have ties and they are through some greater power(I believe it to be God, dunno what all of my siblings think, but I do think the realize our bonds aren't entirely normal).
Without my family, I would be nothing.
I spent three months away from them. In an entirely different country. Yes, I grew because of it. I love the people