Day 25… November 25
Today I am grateful for my family.
I have a lot of it!!!
I mentioned it in yesterday’s post briefly but I will elaborate a little more.
Specifically my family of origin.
My parents are Mike and Shirley Anderson.
They have 13 children. 10 sons and 3 daughters.
YES…. I have 10 brothers and 2 sisters. This picture includes the first sister in law.
As if this wasn’t unusual enough, we actually like each other. And we like each other’s spouses. And we like most of each other’s kids ….jk…. we love them all!!
I’m not sure how I don’t have a more recent picture of all the siblings but it is a little challenging to get all of us together at once. I need to find who has the pictures from last summer!!
This one is everyone who was present (missing 4 or so and there have been a few more born since then) back in 2014.
And thanks to Covid and the world shutting down, we were all able to be with our mom during her battle with pancreatic cancer.
Probably one of the favorite things ever overheard from a stranger describing our family came while a large group of us, with a good portion of our kids, were hiking The Narrows in Zion National Park.
I’m Michelle. I am learning how to minimize my overwhelm, perfectionism, and people-pleasing and I am ready to help you do the same. I’m a certified Life Coach and a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Come with me and learn how.
“All I know is they are all related and they are all really loud!”
I guess we are not an everyday occurrence for most people. 🙂
And we can be “a lot”!!!
But I love that we accept each other just as we are and we are all allowed to just be ourselves.
Some more pictures through the years, just for fun.
One thing is for sure…… no matter how many there are at a time, we love having fun together!!
It is an amazing blessing to me to have so much support and love in my life. And even though we are all very different individuals, and have all our own crazy lives, I am so glad that we are able and willing to share those lives with each other.
The work is GRATITUDE, and I want to become a master!!
And as always…..Remember…..It’s ALL good!!