We all have a soul family. If we are lucky enough, they are made up of family members of all kinds. In my case my Mom, Dad and Brother are part of my soul family as well as being my blood family. There has never been a minute I didn’t know they were out there thinking nice thoughts about me and ready to support me at a minute’s notice. What a blessing! ♥
A soul family is that group of people – could be 1 to 5 to 10, but they get you in ways no one else does. They know what you need and oftentimes how you need it. Sometimes they move in and out of your lives and sometimes they are there every single day. It doesn’t matter really. They are there when it counts and somehow, they intuitively give you what you need – happy, sad, funny or serious. With so much shifting and growth this year, members of my soul family have shown up in some pretty remarkable ways. My girls, oh my girls, where would I be without you on runs, on the beach, sitting and chatting on couches, sending funny text messages, emailing from a far, a bracelet, a journal, something thoughtful done just for me, even if just the occasional supportive comment sent at just that right moment? M is my person. I’ve known it pretty much from the start, but this year, more than ever, we’ve been brought so close together. So to all of you…Thank you so very very much.
I put this little collage together and, after trying to figure out how to fit everyone in it, I came across this great picture from the summer of girlfriend arms. It seemed very appropriate, hands on gorgeous hands with everyone blending together. Thanks to my family soul & blood for making this such an incredible year filled with so much goodness, depth and growth. And again, I wish the happiest and brightest for us all in 2013…♥