Family, next to God, is the most important part of my life. Our immediate family endeavors to stay connected most of the time, for which I feel so extremely blessed. We have one family meal each month here at our home where we celebrate those who had birthday that month. We also include those very rare friends who have become like family.
If you don't know about my family, here goes. I am married to Raf (Ralph Spurgeon Seibert III). We have three daughters, Kathi who goes by Katy, Carolyn who goes by Carolyn or Carol, and Christina who used to go by Nina but now goes by Christi. I just go by Sue...that is my name. However, for a while I spelled it Sioux online as my father used to sing "Sioux City Sue" to me! Although, my full name is Johnette Sue, and as a child I always wanted to be called Johnny, my father being named John, but my parents thwarted my every effort in that direction!
We have seven grandchildren. John is 27; Joey is 24; Dani is 19; Bethy, Jennifer, and Tim are all 17; and Travis is 14. Next year we will have three high school graduations, and Raf and I will probably go to Alaska, so as not to insult anyone!
I am an only child, but I have one cousin with whom I am quite close. His name is Ron. We try to talk at least weekly, although he lives in Midland, Texas, while we live in Mineral Wells, Texas, so we don't see each other but a couple of times a year. Here we are when I was about 13, and he was about 11.
All-in-all, our family is wonderful, and I am thankful to God for blessing me with being married to my best friend, having daughters we can count on, having good grandchildren, and having at least one close cousin!