Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Home


We all have places where we feel safe, people who make us feel comfortable with who we
are, days that we look forward to.  My place is with my family: my loud, obnoxiously
large Cajun family.  I look forward to our Sunday dinners all week, my belly
anxiously anticipating the home cooked food, watching all the babies crawl and wrestle
and roll over each other, sitting with my cousins and talking for hours.  I've lived my
whole life surrounded by family, children underfoot, conversations swirling so loudly
around the room you'd think we were all deaf.  There's always someone crying,
someone getting into trouble, a mama breastfeeding, a daddy yelling at the football game,
a grandma with four babies in her lap, not enough room in the oven, not enough room at
the table, doors slamming as cousins go in and out, old stories and new memories.  This
is where I feel at home: wherever this group is gathered.  This is when I feel most like
myself, where I feel safe and free to be me.  Though we are all very different in opinions
and preferences, we are bound together by the same Cajun blood line.  We are a family,
and I wouldn't have it any other way.

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4 comments:

Haley Galloway said...

I am someone is extremely close with my big, German family!! I love that other people hold the same values.

I'm a new follower from your post on She Said!

Jodi said...

such a great post.. I miss my family, i live just far enough away i can only really see them once a month..

too cute pictures.. and he the little one wearing a LSU top? :)

Caitlin said...

Beautiful post. Gotta love family! <33

Lindsay said...

Awww...this post makes me miss my family so much! There is nothing better in this world than family.