Feeling kind of nostalgic today. Came across this photo in my quest to actually print all the decent photos from 2009. This is my family. Some of them. We're missing some key players. Like my Dad and a new nephew. And we added three of my cousins. (Who, though we hadn't seen them in years, blended right in immediately for the weekend. Love you R, K, & B!)
So that's my Mom, my Grandmother, all 5 of my brothers, all of their wives (they each only have 1), and all the children God has blessed us with. And three bonus cousins.
Group photos are never my favorite. Very few people actually look good in a photo with more than 2 people in it. But this one, I might actually frame and put on my wall. Not because it's the best photo, but because all these people are mine. They are part of me. They belong to me as I belong to them. When tragedy strikes or blessings overflow, these are my people. I love them. I treasure them.
They obviously don't all know how to take a funny picture.
But they belong to me. They belong on my wall. Because they're mine.