pictured Saturday afternoon in the snowstorm, helping my sister move)
On Saturday, Utah had its (in)famous March Snow that seems to occur every year, and defeats all of us Wishing for Spring’ers that pull out the flip flops a little too early. (But shutup I just bought a yellow and gray and white pair from Nordy’s that are tres cute!) We got a ton of snow and it slushed and rained and snowed and dumped on us alllllll day. It was terrible.
But that couldn’t deter me and my family because we were helping my sissy move. Not my story to tell, but on really short notice, she had to move from her home to an apartment because of a really bad human being screwing her over. She is devastated. And there’s nothing we can do to make her feel better, to heal her wounds that are so fresh and so new. So we did what we could: we were there for her. We packed her things and we cleaned her house and we painted her new apartment. We needed my sister to see that there are still good people in this world, that even though her definition of family has been shaken, she still has good sibs and parents and family who will never disregard her or abandon her. Ever.
And as my ENTIRE family: sisters, brothers, parents, nieces and nephews alike, trudged in the snow back and forth to the trucks, packing and unpacking my sister, this badass chick with a hard exterior secretly broke down. I sat in my car and I thanked God for family as I wiped tears from my cheeks. I thanked God that I have a family who would do anything for me or any of us in need, including doing back-breaking work that had us all freezing cold and soaking wet in 20 degree weather. And we disregarded the physical discomforts because family and the ties that bind us are stronger than any freak storm in the middle of Spring.
It reaffirmed for me again that people are good. There are bad seeds everywhere, unfortunately; yes, but there are MORE good people out there, and every day the ratio of good seeds to bad seeds is getting higher and giving me a little more faith in this world. YOU are all giving me more faith in this world
So here’s to good family. May we have them, may we be them, and may we raise them.
I love you Brookie.