When I think of family I usually think either of the family I was born into or the one I have chosen. Well, the one that has chosen me :-).
But there is, of course, the extended family and I owe an awful lot to my god-mother who is a cousin of my mothers and therefore an aunt of mine. I also used to spend a lot of time at my uncle’s in Switzerland (yes, I am a blessed person 🙂 ) who lived at a little small hold at that time and had guinea pigs, sheep, goats, chicken, bunnies, cats and a dog. It was a little bit like heaven as he lived in a village right in the middle of nowhere and at night you heard nothing but nature’s noises which unsettled me a little.
There was a road a little further away and the car lights shown into my room but I can’t remember to have heard the noises of cars. Only the cows in the fields around.
But enough of the wonderful memories. Let’s celebrate our extended families and the love they give us in any form you prefer!