52 Weeks of Gratitude – Week 3 – Family

This week of the 52 weeks of gratitude challenge – Family.

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Where do I begin. From early in my life, I knew that family was important. Growing up in a large Italian family, meant large family dinners, get togethers, many cousins and a lot of love.

This still rings true today. There is nothing like being with family.

After spending these past weeks separated from family, I’ve definitely realized how much our family means to me.

Starting with our own immediate family of 5.

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The privilege of  spending every day with them is the highlight of my life. There is nothing like watching your children grow and learn. And doing it alongside the man of my dreams is icing on the cake. They bring more joy than I ever thought possible.Sibling Story Time

This joy spreads into our extended family as well. We are very blessed to have such great extended family. They are always there for us and bring so much happiness and love to our lives. Our kids love hanging out with Aunts, Uncles, Grandmas, Grandpas and Cousins. Family dinners are relaxing, loud, crazy, fun and memorable. We can always count on our families through thick and thin.

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We’ve contemplated moving to another city, but the fact that our families are all here have been the deciding factor for staying in KC. I cannot imagine being separated by a large distance from our family.

Life would be much different without our families. For our families I am forever thankful.

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