Journal Gems for the week of April 29th

United States
April 29, 2007 4:58pm CST
Theme: Family 1. Describe what family means to you? 2. If you are married, describe your wedding. If not, what would your ideal wedding be like? 3. Do you come from a big or small family? 4. Is your family close? 5. How many cousins do you have? 6. What advice would you pass onto your children from your parents? 7. Your qualities are they more from your mothers or your fathers side?
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@rsmith512 (1563)
• United States
30 Apr 07
1. Describe what family means to you? Family to me means many things. Being there for one another when you need them. It is also doing things that were not asked of just because you want to help out. Family means arguing, and still loving each other. Family is a lot of things to me, that means the world to me...and I don't think that I would be who I am today without the support, and love of my beautiful family!! :) 2. If you are married, describe your wedding. If not, what would your ideal wedding be like? I am not married, and I have not even thought about marriage/wedding. But, my wedding would definitely have all of my close family! 3. Do you come from a big or small family? Hahaha! A bigger family than others! :) I love it though. Seriously! I couldn't imagine what it would be like with all of us!! 4. Is your family close? I think that the family inside this house is close. But, I think that others could be closer! Even though, I know some of them try. 5. How many cousins do you have? Uhh...don't ask me. I probably don't know most of them. 6. What advice would you pass onto your children from your parents? To live life to the fullest, and be positive. Everything does happen for a reason, when one door closes another one opens. 7. Your qualities are they more from your mothers or your fathers side? I think that I am a great mixture of the both. Some people say that I look more like my dad, and some say that I look like my mom. But, when I am but between the two of them...I am a great combination of the both. Minus the hair colors! :D
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@kgwat70 (13398)
• United States
30 Apr 07
Family means being there for each other and helping each other grow. A family is full of love and care for one another and helps each other and gives advice. My ideal wedding would be in a nice church with my family and closest friends. It does not have to be big or real fancy. I am from a small family. We are very close though only me and my parents live close to one another. My brother and sister live in Texas. I am not sure how many cousins I have since I am not in touch with them. Everyone things I look more like my mom and have some qualities from both of my parents.
@hezoid (2150)
4 May 07
1. Describe what family means to you? They mean a lot to me, they're always there for me and i'm veyr close to them. 2. If you are married, describe your wedding. If not, what would your ideal wedding be like? I would like a very simple wedding. In fact i'd prefer to just be married without having to go through the whole wedding thing! 3. Do you come from a big or small family? Small, just 1 brother, no too many autns & uncles or cousins etc. 4. Is your family close? Parts of it, yes. 5. How many cousins do you have? Two older ones, one boy one girl (kids of my dad's sister), younger non-identical twins & boy (kids of my mum's brother) and another younger boy (kid of my mum's sister). 6. What advice would you pass onto your children from your parents? I'm not planning on having children at this stage in my life so nothing to think about passing on! 7. Your qualities are they more from your mothers or your fathers side? Equal i'd say! I got the best from both ;-)
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@breepeace (3028)
• Canada
4 May 07
1. Describe what family means to you? The world. They are the only people not afraid to tell me I'm doing something dumb when I am, that they're proud of me when they should be and that they love me. We have our differences, but I know when push comes to shove, they'll always be there. 2. If you are married, describe your wedding. If not, what would your ideal wedding be like? My ideal wedding would be a small intimate affair with family and close friends somewhere tropical. We never got to travel growing up, so now I have a travel bug as big as pony! 3. Do you come from a big or small family? An average sized one.. there were 3 kids. 4. Is your family close? My immediate family is, and my mom's side is fairly close. My dad's isn't. Most of the members of that side barely talk. 5. How many cousins do you have? 18 first cousins 6. What advice would you pass onto your children from your parents? Remember whose daughter/son you are. It always worked with me. What would mom think? 7. Your qualities are they more from your mothers or your fathers side? I'd say probably more from mom's
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• United States
2 May 07
1. Family means a lot to me. I love them and cannot picture my life without them. 2. I am not married yet and would love to get married somewhere scenic. Whether it be at an old castle or just a nice grassy area or a garden or a beach. Somewhere that would be calm and relaxing and make for great pictures. 3. I come from a small family. I am an only child. But it's all okay. I love my family! 4. My family isn't all that close. =( 5. 5 6. That's a tough one. I guess that no matter what happens I will always be there for them and support them in whatever they do. 7. I guess a bit of both. I get stubborness from both sides. My issue with hoarding stuff definitely comes from my dad's side. But it's hard to say who's side I have more qualities from.
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@brokentia (10397)
• United States
30 Apr 07
I love these!!! Lets hope none get deleted! :) 1. Describe what family means to you? Family means always being there through thick and thin. Holding your hand when one is sick, crying when one is sad, and hugging when one is happy. Family is the love and acceptance of individualism. Friends come and go through out our life...but family should be there even when we grow old. :) 2. If you are married, describe your wedding. If not, what would your ideal wedding be like? I am not married but I was once. And wow...it was a little redneck backyard wedding. ha ha With a volleyball net stretched across with tissue paper flowers to decorate it. Dare I say more? ha ha 3. Do you come from a big or small family? I come from a big family. But sadly, we are not that close knit of a family. Which is why I am trying to get it across to my children that no matter what, they need to always need to be there for each other...even if I am gone. 4. Is your family close? Oops...sorry...see above. 5. How many cousins do you have? Wow! I don't know because I don't know all my aunts and uncles. 6. What advice would you pass onto your children from your parents? Never go to bed angry! And...Two wrongs don't make it right. 7. Your qualities are they more from your mothers or your fathers side? Actually, I think more of mine are from my father when you talk about personality. I was raised mostly by my father...so, I learned from him. But when qualities of appearance...I am a pretty good split of both...but some would say that I look exactly like my mother...with my father's side body structure....except I am not tall. ha ha
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• United States
30 Apr 07
1 What family means to me...family is everything to me. My priority is, of course, my husband and children. I would do anything for them. They are my love and my life. I live close to my parents and sister, as well. We are all very close. Our kids play together, we go out together, BBQs, etc. When one of my family is hurt, we all hurt. Family is just an extention of myself. 2 My wedding to my husband was just at the JP. We had a nice little ceremony with my parents and my sisters. It was a beautiful HOT July day outside, but nice blue skies and not too much wind. :) 3 My immediate family is just me and 2 sisters...I am the oldest. I have 2 aunts and 1 uncle on my mom's side of the family and 3 aunts and 4 uncles on my dad's side. 4 My immediate family is very close. My parents, me and my sisters hang out together a lot. 5 Cousins...I have 6 cousins on my mom's side that we rarely see. In fact, I haven't seen them for 20 years now. On my dad's side, I have 13 cousins on my dad's side. I see a lot of these cousins pretty often..only 4 of them, I haven't seen in years. 6 My parents are very big on family...I hope to pass that love of family on to my children.
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• Philippines
30 Apr 07
1. My Family is the most important for me.. they're my everything :D 2. In a beach.. coz i really love beach! 3. I come from a small family. I only have 1 sibling 4. Yes, we are superrrrrrrrr close 5. I have 7 cousins going 8 on August 2007 on my dad side. then, 11 on my mom side. 6. God Fearing 7. More on my mom
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@SheliaLee (2738)
• United States
1 May 07
OOh I like this discussion!! 1. Family means spending time with my husband and children and getting together with other family members, especially around Christmas and other family holidays. 2. I have been happily married for 23 years. We had what I would describe as a medium sized wedding. I had four girlfriends as attendants and my husband the same number of groomsmen. We got married at the small church we were attending at the time called Harmony Freewill Baptist Church. It was an extremely cold night with the wind chill factor below 0!! My colors were red and white and we got married on December 22! 3. I came from a small family. I am my mother's only child. My husband has one brother and two sisters. 4. I'm very close to my mother and also to my husbands family. His family treats me more like a daughter than a daughter-in-law. 5. I have lost count of the number of cousins I have, Ha! Ha! 6. Always trust in God, He will never fail you. No matter how rough times may seem He is always in control. 7. My mother gave me my qualities.