I know that God blessed me tremendously with the family He has given me. Let's face it--my whole extended family rocks. Sure, they can be a bit strange sometimes, but hey, that adds to the fun of it. They are overwhelming full of love, funny and joyful to be around, and are just the right amount of competitive! I can't imagine spending quality family time with a better group of people.
I especially enjoy spending time with Grammy and Paw-Paw, my mom's parents. They both love having the whole family at the house and go above and beyond to ensure that everyone is relaxed and contet. It brings my heart such happiness to spend time with these two!!
I love watching Grammy cook for us all. Let me tell you, if you haven't tasted Grammy's cooking, you are missing out! Everything she makes is absolutely wonderful, and she puts so much love into every meal. I also enjoy being around Grammy because I see so many similarities between myself and her--I inherited the Bonem women gene of being opinionated and a speedy worker. (Obviously, this gene doesn't actually exist, although Grammy, Mom, and I have all seemed to inherit it). Opinionated, strong-willed women with a brain? I'm so comfortable being around that! Grammy is fantastic at loving people through acts of service, and I am so blessed to be her grandchild.
I learn something new from Paw-Paw every single time I'm around him. He has the best memory of anyone I know, and he's told me countless stories from his life. I wouldn't trade those stories for anything; they're so fascinating! Paw-Paw has this insane thirst for knowledge, which is a personality trait I share with him. He is constantly learning new things, reading new books, and diving deeper into new concepts and ideas. I love hearing him talk about the most recent book he is reading or explaining a new skill to him. He simply enjoys learning, and I enjoy learning right there beside him! I am beyond blessed that Paw-Paw enjoys spending quality time with me. It has made a profound influence on my life!
I could go on and on about how awesome Grammy and Paw-Paw are, but I'll stop here for now. You'll just have to trust me that they're two of the best people I know. Grammy and Paw-Paw, thank you for loving us all so well. I pray that one day, I follow your example of care and selflessness!