BC: "Family is like fudge - mostly sweet with a few nuts."
2: Our Family History | "Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow."
3: Grandparents | Father | "A father carries pictures where his money used to be. "
5: Grandparents | Mother | "Forward all complaints to my mother; after all I am her fault."
6: When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses. ~Joyce Brothers
7: Brothers and sisters are as close as hands and feet. ~Vietnamese Proverb
8: Family is the essence of life: it is your past, your present and your future. Family sculpts you into who you are as a person. It defines your nature. Without your family, who would you be? Every adventure you share with your siblings, cousins, parents and grandparents delivers wisdom and strength: it prepares you for starting your own family; it prepares you for life beyond the comforts of childhood. ~ A ~
11: “Family means so many different things to me - Mostly, I would say, connection to people you may otherwise not know, a connection to someone that has no boundaries, not time or distance actually matter, because no matter what, you are still family. It means history. Family is where you begin; it's how you start. Those family members were the beginnings of what made someone become who they are."
22: Amber | Family means “always being there for each other even though you don't like the others’ choices. You will always love one another. You may fight, but you get through it and go on.”
30: Our brothers and sisters are there with us from the dawn of our personal stories to the inevitable dusk. ~Susan Scarf Merrell | “My favorite memory is the Christmas that mom and dad could only afford to get a tree to put up and one of their friends left like three or four boxes full of gifts just inside the door for all of us.” ~ Amber
31: To the outside world, we grow old. But not to brothers and sisters. We know each other as we always were. We know each other's hearts. We share private family jokes. We remember family feuds and secrets, family griefs and joys. We live outside the touch of time. ~Clara Ortega | A few of my favorite memories are “Meeting April for the first time. She was so tiny and cute: and it was so neat seeing how much we looked like each otherAll the singing and dancing we did.”