The motto is,
“For better or worse, it’s family first. For worse or for better, we’re family forever.”
This was something I came up with myself once our family expanded.
Alannah, the babygirl, was witnessing the growth of her oldest siblings.
Lauren was pursuing her dreams as a flight attendant.
Brittany moved in with her boyfriend after being offered a job.
And I decided to pursue my passion for the music and cannabis industries by relocating to Los Angeles.
Having been the last child for a year or two, Alannah has always had her way even without asking. Our family was developing healthy communication habits and she was to thank for the incentive. We took her places, treated her to many things, and loved her with all our hearts.
After seeing us leave home, she grew disappointed in that she felt she no longer had us with her. Despite our biweekly trips home, she was still unfulfilled.
A few years ago on her birthday she has expressed to me that she couldn’t be happy knowing that we would all be leaving after we had celebrated.
I pulled her to the side and gave her the hug we both needed. I told her that no matter what, that she would always have me.
That she was my babygirl and that nothing would change that.
Since the motto was so easy to remember, she can remind herself that she isn’t alone, even when she feels like it.
Now that she’s older, she’s handy with FaceTime and has obtained the finesse needed to get us to travel more often.
We love her so much. And I’m glad I could come up with that on the spot.