Family. The word means something different to everyone. For some people it’s merely a word, meaning a group of related people. To some that word brings a sense of pride, for some a sense of responsibility, for others it means support, and maybe others it means pure love. That one word can fill a person with hope, joy, peace, and love yet for someone else it can bring up feelings of hurt, pain, regret, and obligation.
Too often in our lives, we put our family in that left over space, after work, friends, church, errands, and nearly everything else in our lives. For some, family means holidays and having to spend time with people they can barely tolerate. I’m extremely blessed that my family is always there for each other and supports each other. My best description of us would be perfectly imperfect. I wish I got to spend more time with everyone, but distance usually keeps that from happening. The last time we were complete was during my wedding last August. While my siblings and I enjoy spending time together, I think what we enjoy the most is seeing our parents’ faces when we are complete.
|Mama and Papa celebrating their|
43rd wedding anniversary
|Triple celebration: Mama's 70th birthday, |
Mama and Papa's 43rd anniversary, and Fathers Day
|The Fegi Clan (missing Reymond): (L to R):|
Karl, papa, Maye, Me, Mama, Jing, Roelan, and Mike
(photo from Jing Zoleta)