Thursday, February 9, 2012

NaBloPoMo--Days 7, 8, and 9

Who is your favorite person in your extended family?

I would have to say that would be my aunt, Gina.  We used to spend tons of time together from when I moved to Nashville in 1992 up until a few years ago when she became really busy working.  Now we don't spend as much time as we used to, but I will always remember all the fun stuff we have done together.  From the Halloween parties we used to host for her daughters (these were more than just parties...more like haunted horror houses...a lot of work, but a total riot) to just going to yard sales, shopping, or going to movies, we always had such fun together.  I keep meaning to talk to her more often.  I don't think we'll ever go back to the way things were.  Our lives have become so busy.  But we need to at least go to lunch together from time to time.  I miss our close relationship.

Do you have a friend who is practically a brother or sister?

My best friend, Lisa, who I've been friends with since 6th grade.  We were always super close and we remain so, even though she lives in Michigan and I live in Nashville.  It doesn't matter if we don't talk for months and months.  Every time we get together, it's like we have never been apart.  Those are the kinds of friends who are like brothers and sisters.  The ones who love you unconditionally and never stop being your friend no matter what.  That is what Lisa is to me.

Talk about this quote: "Fate chooses your relations, you choose your friends."

What this quote means to me is that family is family and no matter what, you love them because they're family.  They were chosen by fate and fate, in my mind, means it was meant to be.  They were meant to be your family.  On the other hand, when you choose your friends, you are making that choice.  You are choosing a friend who treats you good and right or a friend who treats you like shit.  Going back to the question above, true friends are like brothers or sisters, and they are chosen by fate, in my opinion.  But the 'friends' who have fallen by the wayside or abandoned you in times of need, who were chosen by you, were not chosen by fate because friends like that are not meant to be.  Make sense?

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