Loving and missing my family!

I love my family! I’ve been thinking recently that life just isn’t meaningful without plenty of family all around you. Unlike most people I have a really big family. Six brothers and sisters in total, can you believe it? On the other hand Troy’s family is a whole lot smaller – it’s just him and his little brother.

Troy and I often compare our experiences growing up, and it’s really funny how different they are. On the one hand, I grew up not really having much privacy, and learning how to share with my siblings, whereas Troy is a bit more of an introvert and really needs his own space. I think that’s why we get along so well – as they say, opposites can attract.

Sometimes my family can drive me crazy, I must admit. I usually get a little bit of cabin fever when I spent four or five days with the whole family, nonstop. When that happens, I like to get away and get a break from them. on the other hand, if I spent too long away from my family, I really start to miss them. It can be really fun spending time with mom and dad, and all my brothers and sisters. It was really easy to grow up with all of them, and we didn’t really fight all that much. 

Anyway, I’m writing this after having spent many months away from my family, because I’ve been so busy with work and life with Troy. Fortunately, we’re about to have a big family reunion over the Christmas holidays, and I’m really excited about it! I guess I thought it would be a good idea to blog about family :-).

How about you guys? Do you have small or big families, and do you visit them often?

Hugs, Chloe

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