Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Day 7-My family

My parents on their wedding day

It just so happens that I come from a rather large family. I can't say we are the size of the Dugger Family but still, larger than the average 2.5 kids.The extended family is just as large.

The one thing I love about my family is that we are so diverse. We have several different religions in the family including: Methodist, Southern Baptist, Seventh Day Adventist, Mormon, Traditional Catholic, Radical Catholic, Paganism, Agnostic, and at one point Judaism. If that is not enough, we also have very differing opinions about politics.

Needless to say, it would be quite a lively discussion if we brought it up during a family get together. The fact of the matter is, we don't. If anything we agree to disagree and leave it at that.

Cousins, Grandparents, one of my brothers and Me circa 1989

My family is a strong knit family who has gone through so much in the last couple of years.  I can tell you that it has been enough to make anyone cringe. However, it is our strength and the love we have for one another that gets us through even the most trying times. We will always have each others back no matter what the circumstances.

My Mother, My Grandparents, My Great-Grandma, Me and my  Daughter

I am the person I am today because of my family. Through thick and thin I would not want to be without them.  I am truly grateful for them.

My art piece today:

How do you interpret this painting of mine? Tell me in comments.

Naila Moon


  1. First I always wanted a diverse family. Our big news is the adopted step child is dating a black man, and a cousin converted to LDS. Gasp (sarcasm).

    Maybe it's my stressed out sleep deprived self but I see a family member in the calm water but separate from the rat, united by blood. I could be way off so excuse me if I am.

  2. I agree with you! I have a much, much smaller family but am definitely who I am today because of them. I have been pondering your picture today. What it feels to me is that the top three people have died and the pink person is lost in an ocean of sadness.

  3. Your family is amazing. I am glad to be part of them.


Thank you for reading and dropping by. I always appreciate your comments. ~Naila Moon