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September 19, 2008


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What an incredibly sweet post. I love the "best family" phrase - our family has a best family too and it's indeed wonderful. Having lost my dad at 18 too, I know how tough it is. My heart goes out to Bugs.


"Best family" ...beautifully said, beautifully described.

Grumpy momma

Tina said it great.
My heart goes out to all, as well.

Deb D

What a beautiful post.

Reluctant Blogger

You have such a gift for writing about people, making them seem real, as if I might know them. I wish I did know Bugs.

Will she get to read this? I rather hope so.

Jen on the Edge

I love that phrase.

Here, we use the expression "chosen family." We may not be able to choose our family, but we can choose our friends and, if we're lucky, some become like family.


Listen, there has GOT TO BE a way that your son marries her, so you can be firmly related!


I should add, the combined genes would result in some very very cute grandkids for you, don't you think?


You are all lucky to have each other.


I love this. She is such a great young woman and it is obvious how much you mean to each other. How nice that you can share such great meaningful conversations together.
I wish her the best in life.
Thanks for sharing.


You guys are so lucky to have each other. I hope that we can someday find close relationships like your family seems to do with ease.


She's lucky to have you and your family and vice versa!


I got a little teary eyed because I don't even know these people, but I find myself being really proud of this girl, too. What a perfect phrase. Best Family. How lucky you are to have one of those.


What a truly beautiful post. And beautiful girl.


This is a beautiful testament to her, and to your best family.


What a lovely post and a lovely young woman. I love the term Best Family - beautiful.

Trooper Thorn

Thanks for your entry on my story contest. I'm glad Bug will not be the character in question.


What a nice post. I love that - best family. I have a couple myself, and never knew how to phrase it. I always just call them my adopted family.


What a beautiful post. While I don't know Bugs, she is a truly, lovely young woman. And, the term Best Family is great.


Okay, that made me cry. Happy tears, sad tears, emotional tears... maybe tears for us all. Everyone should get to have a best family.


Very beautiful, sentimental post! The term "Best Family" sure suits this group.


She's lovely. You are amazing! We all need BEST FAMILY, don't we!

I'm so glad she has so many wonderful adults in her life during this time (and always).

Cheri @ Blog This Mom!

Great title for this post.

Take care Jenn.


what a blessing to have a best family. we don't have that, never have. sounds wonderful.


It says so much about Bugs that she has come through such a horrible time being so much stronger and mature. Too many times, people end up going the opposite way.

I love the phrase "best family" and plan on stealing it right away.


a comment to do this post justice...? well, all i can say is, she must be a remarkable girl and how great of YOU to put it into such words.

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