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Family is the place you always call home

Throughout my travels, it always amazes me how one thing is universal: The love that is shared by a family. A mother and father’s love for their child transcends continents and cultures, and if you are fortunate your family will always be there to love you, honor you and support you throughout thick or thin.

“Family is the most important thing in the world.”– Princess Diana

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My husband Paul, son Max and daughter Sophia make me smile and brighten my day.

“The family is one of nature’s masterpieces.”- George Santayana 

Annapurna Trail Nepal

Me and my dad at the start of the Annapurna trail in Nepal.

Taos, New Mexico

My Dad and I skiing in Taos New Mexico. 2012

My Mom, sister and I in Paris last April 2013.

My Mom, sister and I in Paris last April 2013.

“I sustain myself with the love of family.”– Maya Angelou

Max and Sophia

Max and Sophia

These two always make me smile (well unless they are being naughty!).

These two always make me smile (well unless they are being naughty!).

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“A man travels the world over in search of what he needs, and returns home to find it.”– George Moore

My Dad and I in the French Alps. Summer 2012.

My Dad and I in the French Alps. Summer 2012.

“A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no aw, no pity, it dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.”– Agatha Christie
My kids and I on Mother's Day.

My kids and I on Mother’s Day.

I don’t know where I’d be or who I would be if it wasn’t for my family. I owe them so much. I love them so much. They make me a better person and for that I am truly grateful.

This post was inspired by the Weekly Photo Challenge: Family. To see more entries, click here. 

41 comments

  1. Thanks for todays post. I’ve just put a link to you page on my facebook. I spoke to Georgia – (my daughter) in Vienna this morning. She was having a moment missing her Mamma. I thought she would feel better to know missing family is
    universal too. Love your blog. Cheers Jenn

    • Ahhh…..you are so lucky that you have Skype and the internet now! I lived abroad twice in 1993 and 1994 before internet. I had to send aerogrammes to my family and could only afford to call home for five minutes every week. I missed them terribly and felt very homesick. Having the internet truly makes staying closer easier. My parents live in Arizona and we Skype with my children every day. 🙂 Glad you enjoyed the post! 🙂

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    • Oh thank you! I feel so much gratitude for my family. We aren’t perfect. No families are. But they have been there for me through everything and me for them. I feel so blessed to have this love. 🙂

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  7. Posts like this make me wish I didn’t live at the opposite side of the world from my family. I would give anything to just take my mum out for a coffee and a catch up. Thank goodness for Skype and cheap international calling! Wishing your family a lifetime of happy memories together.

    • Oh…..yes I am sure it is so hard being far away. We all live in different states here in the US but thankfully we see each other often and Skype daily. I lived abroad twice in my youth before the internet and it was brutally hard. I could only send letters and call every two weeks. Skype has brought the world so much closer and for that I am truly grateful. 🙂 Thanks for the kind words! 🙂

    • Thanks! Yes my Dad and I have been traveling partners for years. My mom has graciously come to watch the kids while we do our trips. It has been really really special. Thanks for the comment! 🙂

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