This past weekend one of my siblings turned the Big 5 0. We had quite a gathering at her house. It was a great mixture of family and friends. There were Uncles and cousins there as well as family friends and friends from childhood. It was great to see everyone; we are even beginning to plan a family reunion, since it has been so long since the relatives have all come together in one place.
I am grateful for both of my family and my friends; some I see quite often, some I see once a decade. They are still family and they are still friends. I am blessed to have both in my life.