Family is What Matters Most (家族がこの世で一番大切)

This is a big topic. My family is and has always been very close, mentally and emotionally. Now we are physically close living right next to each other. After being away from my family for 30 years, having family is what I appreciate the most every single day.


Niece Himeko with Maika (姪っ子ヒメ子と娘マイカ)

I appreciated family while I was away living in the US also. Without their support, life would not have been as meaningful. Now that I am here physically with them, the meaning it brings is indescribable. The joy and love that our twin toddlers brings to my parents, sister, nephews and niece bounces right back to me and fills me up like nothing else. This is what I was looking forward to experiencing when I decided to come home.


We celebrated my sister’s becoming “independent” (妹の独立宣言祝い)

We have had family dinners like Thanksgiving 3 times already in the last two weeks since I have been home. Logistically, it is very easy as each family unit (myself, sister’s and parents’) make a few dishes each and can easily have 6-12 dishes on the table, which is a feast. Great time to finish up the leftovers too! We like to have drinks with our dinner and it is usually some combination of beer, wine, and chu-hai or vodka soda (lemon flavored). I would say the person who can hold their liquor the most is my 72 year old mother😅


I feel so blessed to have such a happy, healthy and loving family to share life moments with.


3 thoughts on “Family is What Matters Most (家族がこの世で一番大切)

  1. Enjoy your beautiful babies and handsome hubby! Your lovely sister your beautiful mom and dad. Life is a journey enjoy each and every moment with your family..


  2. You are blessed!
    Meals together with family is so important and beneficial.
    We were blessed to live next door to my parents and two blocks from my grandmother for ten years while raising our children.
    Wonderful memories were made.


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