"When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence. " .... Ansel Adams
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
A New Family
They invited me to Thanksgiving dinner. Again...honored.
While in New Jersey, I had an awesome time. I was well taken care of. I was wonderfully entertained. The food was great. The company was awesome. The traditions, heartwarming to say the least.
The most amazing thing is that I learned and received an entire new concept to the definition of 'family'.
One in which it was seen that families can still be families....all together...even after two parents go their separate ways. Two people...or even four...can continue to share the well being of their children and their new 'better halves' with peace between them....for the most part.
Sure..I could feel some constraint from time to time...but the love, the understanding, the patience, the companionship and compromising made it all work. Day in and day out.
I left New Jersey knowing that my son had definitely gained a second family and was very happily welcomed in to it. I left New Jersey believing that I too...have gained some new family members and actually felt like I belonged and was accepted regardless of what ever situation might exist.
Thank you...to the Pernas family...for including me in your family traditions and teaching me what love and companionship can really accomplish and overcome.
Thank you....a thousand times.