Family is Dear

My first time belly dancing
My first time belly dancing

Family is Dear

I wanted to write tonight in gratitude for my amazing family. Last night my relatives and I met for dinner. We went to a restaurant called the Mediterranean Cruise Cafe. Unfortunately, some relatives were in town because my godmother or aunt is struggling with pancreatic cancer. I love her so much. She is one of the most generous, loving women I have ever had the privilege to meet and love. I will never forget all she has done for the family. She helped my family in every way possible when my mom had died when I was only nine. My Aunt Philly would come over from Minneapolis to our Lake Minnetonka home and do all the laundry for us five kids. There were loads and loads of laundry. I felt so guilty even as a kid. My aunt was tiny and here she was going up and down the stairs doing our laundry because my dad was struggling with chemical dependency issues.

What a beautiful night of connection with family. There were around fifty of us in our own private room at this Mediterranean restaurant. My beautiful Aunt Muggs and Aunt Franny, 89 and 83 respectively, were dancing like crazy with the belly dancer that performed.

The love that was in this room was palpable. My family, though I am deeply partial, because I think I am the luckiest woman in the world with a family like mine. You could say that we are a deeply spiritual group, so get us together and it is a love fest. I also danced with the belly dancer, and actually was the first in the family to do so.

I am just sitting here feeling so grateful for the love in my family. Please enjoy my picture. My first dab at belly dancing. Ha

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Minnetonka Twin 6 years ago from Minnesota

Fun Fun Fun and loving. What an evening that was with our elders. Family is EVERYTHING!


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ahostagesituation 6 years ago

Very, very sweet. Your aunt sounds like a really wonderful person. My family went to the Middle East this year, where my mother decided she was a belly dancer. As I was not willing to be shown up by my own mother, I joined. Scarf with bells on it 5 dollars. Spontaneous belly dancing...priceless. The things your family gets you to do...Cute picture!


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carolina muscle 6 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

Family is such a blessing. Nice post!!!


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K9keystrokes 6 years ago from Northern, California

Life would be very cold without family. The knowledge of support and truest is not measurable. Beautifully presented HT!

K9


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Healing Touch 6 years ago from Minnetonka, MN Author

MT-We do have such a special family. I am still high from the night.


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Healing Touch 6 years ago from Minnetonka, MN Author

Ahostagesituation,

Thanks so much for stopping by. Wow, your mom and you belly danced. How fun is that? Funny we would both do that. Thanks so much for the comments.


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Healing Touch 6 years ago from Minnetonka, MN Author

Carolinamuscle,

You are so right. Family is so great. Thanks for poppin' by.


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Healing Touch 6 years ago from Minnetonka, MN Author

K9,

Thanks so much. It is true that family love and support is immeasurable. Thanks so much for stopping by


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

I am glad you want to share your family. You have to grateful with this one. This is like a gift from good. You must to keep it up. I believe you were surrounded by the people who love you very much. I enjoy become part of your family here. God bless you.

Prasetio


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Micky Dee 6 years ago

Just stopped by to say God bless. And to hit your buttons!


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Healing Touch 6 years ago from Minnetonka, MN Author

Prasetio,

You are family. Thanks for your kind words. God Bless to you too.


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Healing Touch 6 years ago from Minnetonka, MN Author

Micky Dee,

Thanks so much for coming by. I just read another one of your hubs. I love your pics. Wow


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bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA

Thanks for sharing a snippet of your family with your hub friends. I ,too, have a close and amazing family.Wonderful aunts, but all of my uncles are dead now. My two sister's -in-law are as important and loved as my own baby sister. My baby sister's best friend is family ,too. I feel so sorry for people that through one misfortune or another don't have what we have.


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Healing Touch 6 years ago from Minnetonka, MN Author

We are lucky aren't we, to have family that loves and supports us? Have a great weekend Bayoulady.


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crazybeanrider 6 years ago from Washington MI

Family is a wonderful thing. I don't have a big family, I treasure the ones I do get along with. I enjoyed your hub, and admire the connection you have with your family.


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Healing Touch 6 years ago from Minnetonka, MN Author

Crazybeanrider,

Thanks for stopping by. I am glad you enjoyed this hub.


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triosol 6 years ago

Life would be very meaningless without family. Very beautiful hub. voted up.


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Healing Touch 6 years ago from Minnetonka, MN Author

Triosol,

Thanks for stopping by. Thanks.


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epigramman 6 years ago

...gee I wish I came up with that title: Family is dear - I have no family left in this world - anywhere - but I do have two things because of it: a loving heart and dear memories ....... and I am who I am because of my two best friends - my mum and dad!!!


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Healing Touch 6 years ago from Minnetonka, MN Author

Ohh, Epigramman, I am sad you dont have family left, but I am so happy you have the memories and you loved muma nd dad so much, you call them best friends. My heart is overflowing. I love the honor MickeyDee gave you. You deserve it. We hubbers love you soooo. Me and my twin talk of you lots. You have so much to give and make us all so happy on hub pages. My twin is minnetonka twin on hub pages.

have a lovely day and thanks for stopping by

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