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Family is an important thing

“Family is not an important thing. It's everything,” said Michael J. Fox. #family #write31days Click To Tweet

Family is not an important thing. It’s everything,” said Michael J. Fox.

family in Austin
Father’s day in Austin, this year

This is true, Michael. This is true.

family selfie
selfie of Danni, Cameron and I, before the wedding

I believe no one is happier than a mother when she has all her children by her side. I could be wrong, but I don’t think so.

family in Fort Worth
Our family at another family wedding, last September.

This is how I feel anyway.

The five of us were blessed to attend a beautiful wedding last night, a close family to our family. The two are high school sweethearts and they are now one. The church was gorgeous with the natural light flowing in, as if He was giving His approval.

family of five
My five

The warehouse was transformed into a unique, urban-perfection that was the dream of the bride for her wedding reception.

The food, flowers, lights, atmosphere, wine, music, cake, friends, and family—all perfection.

“You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.”- Desmond Tutu

The older I get, the older my children get, the more I cherish nights like this and time spent together.

our three kids

We were even lucky to have Mark’s parents with us and to celebrate Don’s 77th birthday. What a party!

In-law’s, niece, nephew and brother-n-law with my kids. Where is Mark?

Charles Kuralt said a most profound statement. “The love of family and the admiration of friends is much more important than wealth and privilege.”

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Having our parents and our kids with us, wherever we are, makes whatever we are doing even more special. God continually blesses us in our life, with these moments.

Family Christmas
Christmas at Sundance Square, in Fort Worth, with my parents

We had a great family vacation in August with just the five of us.  Read about that here.

family in Surfside Beach, in August
family in Surfside Beach, in August

I am a fortunate mother to have the love of my children, I guess Mark and I did something right. We have fun together. Make fun of each other. Love one another. Yes, I am a lucky mother.

Jo's coffee
The girls and I at Jo’s, in Austin

This thirty-one-day writing challenge has made me think a lot. Thinking is good. I’ve been thinking about what makes me happy. I hope some of the things I am writing about make you happy, too.

Day nine and still going…

Love and blessings~dd

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I am a late-in-life journalist that is God-fearing, husband-loving, with three beautiful grown children. I love my dogs, my family and my friends. I love traveling and am also in the process of discovering Waco, after living 20 minutes away since 1998; it is about time! My goal is to grow and push myself daily.

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