When our nephew Anthony came to live with us in December 2012 after so many years of not seeing him, some of the most amazing and beautiful things I’ve witnessed was all the love, friendship and hilarity involved in cousins getting together for the holidays. While some families seem to suffer with that awkward dysfunctional silence because of the smelly family member who can’t seem to have anything nice to say, sitting at the holiday table making others feel uncomfortable, we instead have in our household some pretty goofy and hysterically funny teens. Throw into the mix my older girls Gina and Hannah who are flamboyant, down to earth and witty, and we get an unbelievable Christmas Eve.
Everyone in our family adds something to us as a whole, which strengthens and unites us, and now with Anthony living here, I feel he has added even more to us, blessing us in ways he may not be aware of yet. He has been through much in his 18 years, and as he told his story to us the other day, I realized that this young beautiful man has a bulletproof heart. By bullet proof heart, I mean that no matter what he’s been through, he still loves fiercely, even when treated harshly by those he loves. That’s not to say that his heart can’t break, or isn’t soft, but just that he has an amazing heart after all he’s been through.
I find that to be inspirational. He has a great sense of humor and comedic timing that I bet could rival Adam Sandler at times.
Anyway, yesterday Anthony took out his camera, and started taking photos of Noah and Shoshie. He put the camera on the tripod and on a timer, took the photos of the three of them. Shoshie also took photos of them while on her computer.
What was I doing? Sitting in my room in my comfy blue chair by the window, reading Primal Body, Primal Mind, and cracking up laughing as I heard them through the walls laughing and having fun taking pictures.
Here they are: