Friends come and go but family…ok, we all knew that was going to be cliché. Not my style. This post is clearly going to be about my loving family. Let’s do a quick family tree first since this is a peek into my life.
Rochelle (Great Aunt) one child: Amira
Derk (Uncle 1) married to Karen with three children: James, Sydney, & Christina.
Yvette (Aunt 1) one child: Olden
Yvonne (Mom) Four children: Olando (O.J.), Del, Marquis, & Me
Anita (Aunt 2) Three children: Malik, Destiny, & Aniyah
Adriane (Aunt 3) Two children: Avery & Ava-Marie
Daryl (Uncle 2) married to Keta with two children: Domini & Dorian
Now that the technicalities are out of the way, let’s talk about the never ending fun fest that is my family. Last weekend Sydney graduated from high school from Potomac High School in VA. We screamed the loudest. Of course the weekend turned into almost a week and family time quickly got overwhelming. I love my family to the ends of the Earth, but sometimes they’re a bit much.
Anyway, we did this all over again when Malik graduated from Eastern High School in Greensboro, NC and it was a blast. We probably screamed the loudest at both graduations considering this happens at all of the graduations we attend. When I was graduating from high school, my family screamed so loud that the people on stage asked me if I brought my fan club.
It seems like every time we come together we eat ALL DAY! But, what college kid doesn’t want to eat as much as possible. It was two very exciting weekends but now I need to recuperate. I have to store up my energies so that I’ll be prepared for the Fourth of July extravaganza. Anyone else have crazy but loving families that drain all your energy in the best way?
“I’m very picky with whom I give my energy to. I prefer to reserve my time, intensity and spirit exclusively to those who reflect sincerity.” ~ Dau Voire