Sunday, June 27, 2010

Day 2: Your family is what you make it

The lesson I want to share with you today is that your family is more then just the crazy blood relatives that God put together. (Yes your stuck with them) But it doesn't mean that your stuck with having people that are unhealthy. This is something your mom has been struggling with for a while now. At what point do you say, "I'm sorry your just not helping me be a better person" and distance yourself from them?

You see there are many people in my life that have been there for me through thick and thin. Some people that I hold near and dear to my heart and would be absolutely devistated if they went away. Along those same lines there are some people that were just no good. People that did not help me be a better person and in fact pulled me down into some dark versions of myself.  Some that took me way to long to get rid of and others that I lost touch with and am sad about loosing. Some people that while they may be related to me genetically, I can't really figure out what in the world I'm supposed to do with them :o)  What your crazy disfunctional mama is trying to say. Be smart about who you allow into your life. Be honest and kind and compassionate and surround yourself with people who act the same

I pray that you always surround yourself with people that make you a better person, people that encourage you to be the best version of yourself. (your mom's goal for this next year) I pray that these also happen to be the family that God gave you, but should people turn out to be crappy, I pray that the solid head on your shoulders will help you get the crazies out of your life :o) Except for your mom and dad of course... your stuck with us until the end of time :o)

Adios Mis Amigos,


  1. "I pray that you always surround yourself with people that make you a better person."

    It's so true: the crowd you hang with are the people you end up being. Goes for kids as well as adults.

    BTW, I'm the one Funky Mama Bird calls the Viking. Thought I'd drop by and say hi.

  2. Haha Thanks Viking . . .glad you stopped by :o) Was just checking out your book the other day... looks awesome can't wait for out little man to be old enough to read it

  3. this is a lovely post, and so true. We do tend to become like the people we spend our time with. Those are hard choices to make when we must cut people out of our lives who bring us down. But we do have to protect ourselves as well, listen to that inner voice, your conscience and pray to God for Him to reveal things to you that are hard to see :)


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