Grandma – My grandma awesome! When I was little I told her that she was the best cook in North and South America – today I believe shes the best cook in the world! My grandma is the typical movies you see in movies and want to cry because their so cute! She’s a blessing… She taught me:
- How to treat women – how to be a gentlemen (ladies – believe it! haha)
Pap – Pap: I call him “The Icon” . . . I’m pretty sure I got my sense of humor from him! He is hilarious! He was a pilot in WWII and has all kind of cool Nazi gear including a gigantic Nazi flag that I hope to inherit someday that he stole from the Nazi’s! He taught me:
- To Fish – He loves to fish – so many great memories of fishing trips when I was little
- How to Treat Women – He was a stud… it’s been passed down!
- To be proud of family – He is a family man for sure and 100% Italian!
My Sister- Sara, I know if you’re reading this – you just gulped….thinking what the heck is he going to say about me! First and foremost you better know I LOVE YOU! Here are some things I’ve learned from you:
- How to make fun of parents for their quirks – What’s in the fridge? ha ha
- Repentance – When I was in high school I wasn’t exactly on fire for God. For years, I beat my sister up verbally – calling her worthless along with some other things. As I’ve grown up I had to apologize for that and repent…huge lesson.
- The Power of my Words: In calling her names and in now calling her beautiful and things like that – I can see it in her eyes the effect that my words have on her life. I need to carry this over into every arena of my life.
My Brother – So technically he is my half brother- but I consider him to be blood. He is 16 years older than I am! What I’ve learned from him:
- The Power of Influence – being 16 years older than me I obviously looked up to him growing up. I wanted to be like him, do what he did, etc.. It’s amazing how impressionable we are as children. It’s a constant reminder that people are watching my life and I have to think to myself – am I leading by example – or am I showing them a bad example.
So there you have it – that is my family… if you have any additional questions – let me know! I believe this will be the end of this series! Thanks for reading!!
I encourage you to write each of your family members name in a journal and write the lessons you’ve learned as a result of having them in your life. It is eye opening…it will give you 100 more things to be thankful for during this season!
Have a great day!