Bent Or Broken Is The Family Tree…

Hi Everyone!  I hope you are having a good Monday back at work or school or wherever you may be.  :)  My day is alright.  Nothing too exciting is happening here.  I’m just keeping very busy.  It should make the day go by faster which is always a good thing while at work.  :)

Today for lunch I brought with PB & Co’s Cinnamon Raisin Swirl peanut butter with jelly on a Deli-flat.

I also brought along a blueberry Chobani yogurt and a pear.

I loved this blueberry yogurt.  I don’t think I ever had the blueberry flavor before.  It was so good!  I love the pieces of blueberry at the bottom.  I also liked how the yogurt turned purple!  My favorite color!  Haha!

So you are probably wonder what the hell this blog posts title means?  Well they are lyrics from the theme song on the CW show called Life Unexpected.  This is one of my absolute favorite shows!  I think it is such a good show.  I love Shiri Appleby.  She is an amazing actress!  Every time I sit and watch the show, I can’t help but find myself being drawn to the lyrics of the theme song.

Bent or broken is the family tree.

Each branch a part, of a part of me

And this is my tree and it’s a beautiful tree.

It makes me often reflect on my family situation and different events that have happened throughout the year.  My family tree is most definitely bent and broken.  I look at three of those branches and thank god every single day that they are there.  They are Melissa, my mom and yes the family dog Oliver.  He is most definitely a part of our family tree.  I remember when my parents first started going through the divorce say 2 or 3 years ago, Melissa, my mom and I would call ourselves “The Three Musketeers.”  As long as we had the three of us together, we could pull through anything.  I think we have pulled through a lot together and we still have a long way to go. 

It doesn’t matter how many family members that you have, it matters that you have people who love and care about you and will stand by you no matter what.  My family tree has grown to include Mike, which I am thankful for.  That song just makes you realize that no one has a perfect family.  Everyone’s family tree is somewhat bent or broken but each part of it makes a part of who you are.  I think my tree is beautiful even though it contains 3 people, well 4 if you include Mike.  I try to look at the positive things in life.  Sure, it makes me sad that my grandparents are no longer living.  I cherish the memories that I do have with them.  Sure, it makes me sad that I don’t interact with aunts, uncles, cousins, etc.  I’ve moved on from that though.  If those people don’t want to be a part of me, then I certainly don’t want to be a part of them. 

It’s a process.  A process of creating your own family tree.  I got to thinking when I was at my friend’s baby shower a couple of weeks ago.  If I want to have a large family then it’s up to me to start it.  I want what she had.  Well, I don’t exactly want to have nine children.  But I would like to have between 2 and 3, if finances and health are in order.  I can be in charge of my own family tree and create the one that I have always wanted.  I cannot wait for that moment.  :)

Wow, I have rambled on a lot during this post.  You should totally check out Life Unexpected, if you are looking for a really good show.  I promise you won’t be disappointed.  Alright, time for me to get back to work now!  I cannot wait for dinner tonight.  I am going to try to replicate one of my mom’s recipes.  YAY!  So excited! :)

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4 Responses

  1. Wow, I agree with you about Life Unexpected (that show is something, isn’t it? It’s a breath of fresh air), and about Cate (Shiri Appleby). Her acting is magnetic.
    I found your post by mere chance but I liked it so much I wanted to leave an answer. I loved the way you summed up your family life, so positively.

    • I couldn’t agree more! It is an amazing show. Shiri is an incredible actress. This is the first show that I have ever seen her in.

      Thank you so much for the kind words! I really appreciate it! :)

  2. Loved this post. I used to struggle with thoughts of family and wishing mine were different.

    My parents are divorced–I have a stepmother and father. I have two half brothers–we all have different mothers. Soemtimes I wasn’t quire sure where I fit.

    Now, I see the beauty in my family. I have so many people that love me–I’m lucky.

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