Why family is so important

Tuesday, 28 February 2017


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For the past week, a friend really close to me is going through a tough time. I'm not writing this to post their business online, but in short, they are losing someone close to them while also another family member is seriously ill. And while trying to be there for my friend, I've realised this whole thing has made me reflect on family as a whole. It's really made me sit down and think.

There was a conversation in the car that really hit me. We were discussing how you realise whats actually important in life when something sad happens, and it's clear what things really matter compared to what doesn't. It all gets put into perspective. 

The thing about family is that they have always been there, and you kind of always expect them to be there. You get this impression that they are going to be invincible and you never really consider them leaving you. But life can hit you hard sometimes. And it's only when it hits that you realise how much you take them for granted, or the silly things you had arguments about, or the times you complained about them. And that all seems so stupid in the grand scheme of things. 

I think back to my family. And how lucky I am, how much I love them and how proud I am of them. But I don't know if they would actually know that. And the past week has shown me you have to value every little moment, and it's only through the bad times you realise this. I don't thank my mum enough. I don't talk to my brother enough. I don't tell my Dad how much I'm proud of him. I don't tell Grace how much I appreciate her. And I'm going to make a change to that. Life is short, you got to value it, and the people close to you. And you should do that too.  Also, remember family doesn't have to mean your related. Family means the people that are there for you, and always will be.

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-A,x

22 comments:

  1. It's like you only truly appreciate what you've had when it's gone ... And that's so sad ...

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    1. Yeah, there is some sad truth in that
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  3. your relationship with Grace is beautiful. And you seem to get on really well with your brother top, I wish i could have something like that with my brother (insta: georgiadesouza_)

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    1. we do have a very close relationship, I'm very lucky for that
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  4. Losing someone close to you is one of the hardest things to go through in life, I know from experience. But it can help us to appreciate those around us so much more. Thank you for writing this �� (Insta: @isabel_marsh)

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    1. So True Isabel, thanks for this comment! <3

      -a,X

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  5. I came to this blog post because I saw your snapchat story! And what you say is absolutely true, it's important to show people how grateful we are for having them in our lives.

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    1. Ayyyyy snapchat yayyyy!! See I did put the blog post live....eventually hahaha

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  6. I've also come to this realisation recently. As well as cherishing my family members I'm also cherishing my friends before everyone moves away to different parts of the country at the end of the year. I know it will be hard not seeing them often and will make me more grateful for the time I do spend with them :)

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    1. Yeah it's when you don't spend time together you realise how much you took for granted when you were together
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  7. Thank you so much for this post. Definitely my favorite blog off all the time! You two are so inspiring, and your blog posts and videos are everything to me! Keep up the good work, love you guys lots <3
    (Instagram: @katipereira16 )

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  8. I forgot to say my Instagram is @_chloebailey_

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  9. I'm here from Instagram! My Instagram is that_girl_ame

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  10. Legit, this is such a great post. Family is so important and amazing and its so easy to take it for granted. This is such a sweet post :) [insta: mcshea_]

    BTW this blog is amazing :)

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    1. Ah thank you so much, family is very important!
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  11. I agree! I'm going off to college in the Fall and it has really made me appreciate this last year living with my family. It really makes me think sometimes when I realize that I won't be here in a year. Good post Amelia :) I know it can be hard to see a friend through their hard times, but just being there for them will make them feel like they're not alone. (please follow me on instagram :D @katrina.loves.piano)

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    1. Yeah, I feel like that when I go away for a bit, I really miss my family. Thanks for your lovely words!

      -A,x

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  12. There are many amazing youtubers out there, and there are tons of bloggers worldwide, but you and your sister are not just in the both of these categories but also great human beings. What made me follow you couple of months ago is your attitude towards each other and your family in general. I can totally relate to this and that fact make me happy.

    Lots of kisses from Croatia!

    If you want, you can visit my ig profile, the username is korana_krivacic or tumblr http://decadence-of-opera.tumblr.com

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    1. Ah this is such a lovely lovely comment,
      thanks so so much <3

      -A,x

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