Yesterday, when I was feeling absolutely horrible, I reached out to my family to see if someone could come by today to help me for a few hours. The response was amazing, albeit not surprising. Within minutes, my Dad and brothers said that they would be over to help me. My Mom ended up coming over in the morning. My brother, Rob, came by in the late morning. My other brother, Michael, came by to take the boys for a much-needed run and to hang out for a bit. My Dad came by at 2 and stayed for a few hours. My aunt also offered to come by but I had more than enough help and didn't want her to have to make the 45 minute drive to my place.
I feel so unbelievably blessed to have the family that I do. Whenever one of us is in need, everyone rallies and does what they can. I naively thought that this is how all families operated but found out a few years back that, that isn't the case. We can have all the money in the world, fancy cars, huge houses, material possessions galore, but it means nothing without the love of family.
A huge thank you, even though thank you isn't enough, to my amazing family. I love you all so much. The girls really did hit gold by being born into such a wonderful family :)