What Does Family Mean To You

Today was so full on. Yet it wasn’t. Does that make sense? Probably not….it was full on because I am dealing with head space at the moment as well as power work. Are you wondering what “Head Space” means? Well I was reading a blog post (from one of my favorite bloggers) the other day and I noticed the words “Rent Space in your head“…. I really get what Caz was saying in the content. If you want to also connect with Caz at Mojito Mother and see what an amazing writer she is then please jump on over.

Back to the Topic of What Does Family Mean To You?

What Does Family Mean To YouToday was a huge day emotionally for me. I wrote something the other day, and it didn’t come out the way I wanted. It was an email that I should not have sent, but I can’t take back what has already gone out there in the big wide world of gmail/google/Internet. I sent the email, and then realised afterwards that I shouldn’t have (because I didn’t write what I wanted to write in a way that I wanted it to say). Have you ever done that? Well its been playing on my mind, and I am trying to let it go.

Why would I let it go?

Because at the moment I need to.

I need to live and learn, and realise that what happened for a reason. It has happened so I can grow a little bit more, and find out what I do want from my blogging life/friendship life. It has also opened up a can of worms for me….because I am thinking about more things.

Things like “What Does Family Mean To You?”

What is life really about?

What Does Family Mean To YouI am into the law of attraction. I am into believing that life works for a reason, and things happen for a reason. I also believe in trusting that everything will be ok.

At the moment I don’t have time for “Head Space” to get in the way of my family.

I don’t have time to even be online like I normally do – sharing everyone’s blogs, and connecting with everyone on social media.

I am actually quickly writing this blog post, and sending it live in the quickest shortest amount of time possible.

Why am I not paying attention to my joy, and my passion? Simply because my family is coming first. I have to work in and around our oldest boy – he has 5 more days with us and then he is in the navy.

So am I being selfish? Am I being mean? Am I being cruel? I don’t mean to be…I am just doing what I can when I can, with what time I have.

That leads me to the question “What Does Family Really Mean To You?”

Why ask that question?

Simply because I am interested to hear what types of families are out there! And to know what family means to you? Its taken me a long time to realise that my family means the world to me. They show me and teach me who I am.

Take today for example. I jumped onto facebook this morning, and there was a video that my oldest son was sharing around. I actually shared it on my facebook page. Its amazing – but how did my son get so smart? He must take after David, because he sure doesnt have my genes!!

Here is the video that has inspired me today, and has also helped me to realise that my family means the world to me (they are the reasons why I blog!)…..

 If I Could Turn Back Time…

If I could turn back time I would. But I can’t. All I can do is move on, learn from what I did, never send an email again without reading it over and over (to make sure it says what I want to say) and know what I want from life.

If kids can work it out, why can I?

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9 thoughts on “What Does Family Mean To You

  • October 13, 2011 at 5:28 am

    what a great post Lisa! Thanks so much for the mention. It’s funny but just yesterday I was thinking about someone who I realized I was letting them rent space in my head. We do it so often. As long as we are aware of when it happens we can kick those nasty tenants out.

    I understand how you feel about writing down words that you regret. But, as you say, it is all a lesson and as long as you see it that way you can work on improving.
    I admire you for putting everything aside to spend time with your family. you enjoy these last few days with your precious boy.
    Caz Makepeace recently posted..Climbing the Great Wall of China

    • October 13, 2011 at 11:05 am

      Hi Caz,

      Thank you for stopping by here and leaving a great comment 🙂

      Yeah spending time with my boys at the moment is what I am needing. If I could take back my words that I wrote in the email, I would but I cant. So like you said I have learnt my lesson and I am letting it go. I am moving on!


  • October 13, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    This is very cliche but my family is absolutely everything to me. My life would be very lonely and lacking without my whole family.
    Jackie Stenhouse recently posted..Zombie Cupcakes

    • October 13, 2011 at 9:05 pm

      Hi Jackie,

      Its good to hear that your Family means the world to you. Your kids are gorgeous.


    • October 13, 2011 at 9:06 pm

      Hi Steve,

      Thank you so much for your great feedback. Will pass your good wishes on to our son Hayden.


  • October 14, 2011 at 10:13 am

    Hi Lisa,

    Great post.

    My family- my immediate family which consists of just one single little being is everything. He’s so caring, smart, clever and beautiful. I don’t know what on earth I did to deserve such an awesome kid- I actually feel I have cheated the world, that this gorgeous angel should have been given to someone much more deserving. BUT- I will and have graciously accepted the task of leading this great human being down the path of life and hopefully I can only do him justice. I dread to think where I might be without my little man sneaking into my bed for early morning snuggles each morning.

    I have on many occassions said things I regret and things I don’t mean, but when looking deeper- it’s usually something I feel is lacking in my own life. Recognising this is the first step in gaining it- the second step is working out how much you want it and what your willing to give up for it.

    Good luck to Hayden on his first step into adulthood. I’m sure he’ll do great because he’d been shown how to.

    • October 14, 2011 at 4:31 pm

      Hi Lee,

      That is the most amazing letter about your family. So happy that you have the most amazing caring, smart, clever and beautiful kid. He chose you for a reason – so it must be because you are perfect for each other 🙂

      I am learning so much with my blogging life and my personal life. I sure have changed in the last 2 years from who I use to be, to who I am now!

      Will pass your message onto Hayden – he sure is excited about entering.

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