I really appreciate having Brandon’s family in my life. I’ve grown up with a very small immediate family- just parents and my brother and I, and relatives spread out mostly in a different province. My family is great, I love them very much, but we’re all quiet people and just kind of keep to ourselves. I’m not close with my brother and I don’t really have much of a relationship with my dad anymore, so it’s really just my mom. Brandon’s family is big, and loud, and sometimes intense, but they’re close. They may not admit it because siblings fight, and get upset at parents, but they love each other. And they hang out together, and have fun together. It’s really nice to have nights like tonight, actually sitting around a full dinner table, and chatting and laughing, and just playing card games together all night. I feel very grateful that I’m able to have this experience and tight knit family.