Tonight for the first time in what seems like a long time, but is probably just a couple of months, we all gathered at my parents to celebrate a few milestones. My sister and her family just returned unscathed, other than the jetlag, from a great Thailand trip. I achieved a milestone at work. My mom brought us all together for fun family times including great food and so many laughs. I can't remember laughing so much in a while.
We told stories. Like this one about someone who will not be named who went to go pick up his wife from an outpatient procedure and upon seeing the incision mark proceded to faint right on the spot. He ended up in an ambulance for a trip to the hospital while the wife had to call her sister to come get her. It was a caravan of family members to the hospital where it was decided that the man is no longer allowed to pick anyone up from anywhere near a clinic or hospital.
We remembered all the emergency room visits from our past. Not sure why these illicited giggles, but we laughed at my dad always being out of town when we were hurt or needed police interaction. My dad stated he wasn't always gone and then he broke a glass right into my mom's dinner plate. We all found this simply hilarious! My family; we are a quirky bunch but we love each other and if tonight is any indication, we truly like each other.
My mom and dad are loving, hard working and all around funny people. They love our families and endure our neediness everyday. We love them more than words: even if they talk about whom they will marry when the other one dies.
My wonderful parents helped me become the woman I am and find the life I have. I am forever grateful.