Let me first start off by saying I have the best family and the best friends in the world. As each year goes by I come to realize more and more the importance of family and friends. When you are young you can’t really appreciate something as simple as the fact that your parents put a roof over your head. We all just think it comes to us because it always has. The truth is without family and friends, we have nothing.
I graduated from college in the spring of 2010 and that is really when I started to feel bond with my family grow exponentially. It wasn’t long after graduation that I got married and then shortly after that had a beautiful daughter. All the things I thought I was appreciative of before are now blown out of the water. Caring for a family is something that really can’t be explained. It is a lot of work (and I don’t even do most of it with my daughter) but getting to go home and spend time with them and see them happy and smiling makes you feel like the worlds happiest person. People often times say that you can’t truly understand a situation until its happened to you and I tend to agree.
Having a great family is like a delicious fun-feti cake. Having great friends puts the icing on that cake to make it possibly the most nom nomable item in existence. I can’t even tell you how many my friends have gone out of their way to lend a hand. Having both friends and family be there for you is simply one of the best things about being alive.
This post was originally going to be about the vow renewal I just had with my wife but while thinking about it I just went off about how much I love my family and friends. I was so happy and blessed to be able to throw a nice big party for them all to have a great time! There is nothing better than celebrating with the people you love and that is exactly what we did!