My family has lots of traditions I am learning. Traditions are important and oh how very special they are. I have never really thought about the traditions my family holds. I have looked at tradition in my school, but never really in my family. There are obvious traditions, but today I was reminded of two that I am very thankful for.
1. My brother typically goes to camp during the last week of July. Ever since he was little, we have all gone to pick him up from camp. This was never a tradition for me because I am NOT a camp person. That is a story for another post. All eight of my family members pile in and we go to the donut shop and then go pick up my brother. Then we always spend the weekend at the lake. This year has been a little difficult because some of us had other obligations, but all that really matters is that at one point in the weekend we were all here. After all, picking him up from camp and staying at the lake is a family tradition. Seeing how hard everyone worked to be here made me realize that. I am also no longer an only child because my brother is back… I will let you know how that works out! (LOL)
2. Tonight I went out and got my Uncle and I some milkshakes. As I was going down this VERY steep hill the milkshake fell out of the cup holder spilling all over my dads truck and all over my wallet. After I almost went rolling into the lake I was able to gather myself. I was not really sure what to do because I needed to clean it up ASAP. I called my JanJan, who was at our condo, and told her to await my arrival because I needed some help. My family always being able to help each other out is a tradition. I knew they would help me because that is what family does. I mean, my Bia is the original Mr. Clean. I got to the condo and they all immediately helped me clean it up. Everyone, except my dad (who was asleep, which is another tradition). I am just so grateful I can always depend on them… In good and sticky times (literally).
So family traditions make a good family even better. It’s always fun to be here and it’s always nice knowing that they are always going to be here for me. I wouldn’t trade these traditions. Now you know why I am thankful for these family traditions! I hope you are celebrating some people traditions with your family this weekend!
Southern and Thankful