This year I am thankful for many things - a job, great friends - blog and flesh and blood ones, and I would say the love and support of family.
As much as I razz them in this here blog, 710 and I have a good family - immediate and extended. Don't get me wrong, I'll still take my jabs as often as I can - at my family, not his. And to paraphrase Animal Farm - all family members are not created equal.
But for us, this last week has brought on how much those ties bind. I think we do a pretty good job at not taking most of these folks for granted and while we don't have overly demonstrative relatives, the respect and love is there. Sometimes it is more of the former than the latter, but it depends on who we are referring to, of course (see the above Animal Farm reference). That is not to say love isn't there, just not stated easily, if at all.
We might love them, we might even say we love them - but I'm not sure we ever thank our families enough. I mean all of us, not just 710 and myself.
710 and I are much more demonstrative than those who came before us - at least with each other. If my plane crashed tomorrow, neither of us would a have concern knowing how we felt about each other - and that little, if anything, was left unsaid.
There. I'm done with my schmaltzy stuff. You can resume your normal lives knowing I'll be back to my normal self tomorrow. Or in a few days.
Enjoy your holiday.
Song by: Emmylou Harris