Happiness and Family: Update

Happiness and Family: Update

happiness, family, nieces, nephews

Sometimes this is very true

Today an update to a piece I wrote in 2012.  The first little update is my flock or gang, (depending on their moods), of nieces and nephews has grown from five to seven.  My brother and his wife have added two incredibly adorable nephews into the mix.  So at the current time my nieces and nephews range from one and a half to fifteen.  All are living back in NY, one is terrified of me and calls me Uncle Beard and to him I’m some twisted combination of the Boogeyman and Santa Claus, one has only met me once and was too young to really interact with me.  I have a fifteen year old niece who is a full force of nature, one of the physically strongest humans I know, a terror, an artist and a giant ball of love.  I have a tween nephew who is both brilliant, a talented golfer and a total wise ass.  I have my one potential scientist in the mix and his little sister who is a mix of science nerd and actress who is absolutely fearless. Then there is Rooney my partner in crime pictured below.

Family, happiness, nieces, nephews

Picture purposely blurry to protect our identities

I am incredibly grateful for this pack of munchkins, they add so much to my life.  I don’t get to see them nearly enough, one of the downsides of my semi-nomadic existence.  But I cherish the time I do get with them.  So today just a little note to say that and to remind you to hug, or send a note to the ones you love.  Have a happy day my friends ~ Rev Kane

 

Happiness and Family

happiness, family, nieces, nephews

My oldest sister’s kids

Tonight I’m writing to just say how thankful I am for my nieces and nephews and to just revel in how much joy they bring me.  I have 5 so far, 3 nieces and 2 nephews, their ages include 3 months, 3 years, 5 years, 7 years and 9 years.  One of my nieces just broke her thumb and thumbed the authority and went to camp anyway, one of my nephews drove a golf ball 100 yards at golf camp, two of them just showed up at the happiest place on earth and my niece got the full princess make-up treatment and looked more happy than I could possibly imagine a little girl could look.  My 3 month old niece is even starting to mimicking the sounds that other people send at her.

I haven’t always had the closest of relationships with my family, but my nieces and nephews have absolutely brought me more happiness than anything else in my life.  I’m single, I don’t have any children and for some people, that means my life is somehow diminished and maybe they are correct, but I think the best five little people in my life bring me more happiness than I can imagine.  I hope you have the same kind of people in your life and as always, have a happy day my friends.  ~ Rev Kane

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About revmichaelkane

Reverend Michael Kane is a writer, photographer, educator, speaker, adventurer and a general sampler of life. His most recent book about hiking and happiness is Appalachian Trail Happiness available in soft cover and Kindle on Amazon
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