|J and Auntie Carly|
Friendships are hard work - and I have been through some serious life with both D and Carly for the past 12+ years. But their visits reminded me how it is worth it to stick with the choice to love and be loved through the ups, downs, changes and reversals that years of relationship bring. One my core values is the belief that when it comes to loving blood relationships aren't the only relationships that last forever, or that make a people family with each other. Being with each of these chosen sisters of mine and watching them love my chosen daughters was the best part of the best holiday weekend of the year.