Thanks for sharing this Nancy! It is beautiful and touching to hear about your bonds with your family. I, too, am very grateful for mine. I live in Sweden and my family (parents and sister) live back home in Canada. It is difficult being away from them, but I know that their love and support is always, always there.
To share another expression of gratitude, last night I felt an immense wave of appreciation for my partner. I was experiencing some difficult emotions and he was (as he usually is) such a rock. He is able to hold me without trying to change or fix my experience. I am truly blessed with his presence.