The last day. I saved my family for the last day. I can't even put into words how thankful I am for them. From my parents and siblings to my cousins and aunts and uncles and grandparents to DJ and his family. I know that I could call any one of them and they would be there. DJ gets those calls all the time!! I'm not sure if I call him or Pa more when I need something, especially when it has to do with cars/plumbing/electricity! MS and OS are always there when I need to vent and Ma always has recipes for me!! The brother knows something is wrong when I call him. CJ and him showed up after UC passed with a six pack and scratch tickets-- he knows how to help a hurtin' gal!! When we get together, look out. Our traditions consist of eating, drinking, and laughing. Those are our top priorities!! We all give each other a hard time and most of us can take it!
I can call TM one of my best friends. We were cousins able to grow up like sisters and then lived together without either of us killing the other!! I have gone to Texas multiple times to visit DC and my cousins. One of them got me my car-- not as easy of a task as he thought it was going to be!! My love of horses was bred into me. There are very few horse people I have come across that doesn't know at least one of my grandfathers. Gma taught me how to make fried chicken and pie crusts. She also gave me my love of card games and taught me to play caroms. I have so many fond memories of my great grandparents and Gma M. We always built blanket forts. Lemon drops and Werther's Originals can take me back to them like nothing else.
DJ's parents were there for me when I found JW caught in the trap. She called the vet and told them we were coming, he was able to get the trap off of JW. They call when the power goes out to come stay warm up there. She let my pony stay at her barn and got him out when it caught on fire. I'm pretty sure DJ's brother is the reason I never got an apartment when I got my job at prison, saving me tons of money! He's also helped with stripping a door from the rental.
I'm going to ask again for extra prayers for my family this week. Hopefully we will get answers and soon will be able to put everything behind us, but for now, we pray.