I think this is a great little project, especially since I despise the dreary month of November. The sky is steely, the ground is wet and muddy, the trees are grey and naked. It can never seem to decide whether to rain or sleet or spit snow. I'm 800 miles away from the maternal side of my family and can't afford to hop on a plane to spend Thanksgiving with them.
So, on this first day, I am thankful for my family.
My oldest bio sister, Amanda, with her family
My adult cousins in New York, on my dad's side. Genetically they are not related to me, but we've always just ignored that :)
Me with my biomom (right) and HER mother, who adopted and raised me
My sweet dad, may he rest in joy and peace.
Youngest bio sister, Becky, with our nephew Gage
Bio sister Susan with her newest son, Patrick
Bio brother Robert, his lovely lady Megan, and their daughter Kaidyn
From my blood siblings, to the parents who raised me, to cousins I have recently discovered for the first time, to the three beautiful women who accepted me into their lives as their heart sister. I am grateful for every single one of them and wouldn't be who I am without them.