I miss my family so much especially on holidays, but I thank God for having had their love in my life.  My loved ones left me with many gifts.  I know how to love because I was shown such amazing love, I am affectionate because I come from a very affectionate family, I am compassionate because I saw compassion in the way my parents treated others and I am humble because I understood early on that whatever I have or ever hope to have I owe all to God.  Mom, Dad, Nana, Aunt Rain your love lives on….. If you are missing a loved one at this time please know that you always carry their love with you.  Spread the love that they gave you on to those you come in contact with.  You never know how you may change the course of someone’s day with just a smile and a little kindness