Thursday, 25 September 2013: One Hundred and Seventy Eight Days Old.
We took Ayla to her Uncle Rob’s (Hubby’s cousin) book launch tonight where she got to meet some of her extended family for the first time.
Hubby has a huge family; he is one of three kids but his mum was one of seven, so he grew up with countless cousins, uncles and aunties in his life.
I remember being overwhelmed by the warmth, love and loyalty of Hubby’s when I first met them.
It didn’t seem to matter which side of the family you were from, how closely related you were or how well you knew them, family is family and that’s all that matters.
It’s an important ideal that I want Ayla to understand and value, despite living thousands of kilometres away from nearly all her family members.
So it’s no wonder my heart brimmed with love as Ayla was whisked off into the crowd in the loving and protective arms of her Aunty.