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Friday, February 10, 2017

"When Friends become Family..." 'Judith Whitehead' (Inspiration Friday)

Judith Whitehead lives in Amherst New York
( A suburb of Buffalo, N.Y.)
 and has worked in the ophthalmology
 field of medicine for nearly 40 years

When Friends become Family

Growing up in the 1950's
Josie, Gene and Zory Krug,
Judy's special friends and her
new God daughter.

 we had a rather small family; one sibling, a few cousins and aunts and uncles and grandparents who were a big part of our family then; as I grew up and family members either passed away or moved away, my friends became a larger part of my life. As we age, we seem to switch out family members at gatherings, with friends that become our chosen family. 
Mazol Tov to Judy as
the guardian Godmother to a foster
child!  Looks like Judy also took on
guardianship as Godmother to 3
4 four legged children too!  ;-)

This month will mark a new milestone for our family. My very special friend who has become my “sister” and her husband are becoming adoptive parents to a precious chosen daughter. Having longed for a child of her own for so many years, she has finally been blessed with a foster baby and I have been chosen to be a guardian/god mother; A new title in my wheel house.

Over the years, I have realized that family may be blood but good friends have trumped in many instances. A friend that has been chosen will gladly answer the call for support and friendship more so than a family member than at times feel it was their responsibility to “help” out.

I feel that I have been more than blessed over the years with people that I can call at a moments notice for help or support when needed. Many people I know do not come from a family support system and only can rely on their friends when a crisis occurs.
Zory Krug is blessed to have
Judith as her Godmother!
Judith will now make anyone a deal they
can't refuse!  ;-)

It is with boundless joy that we welcome Zory Krug into our chosen family and wish for her a lifetime of friendships, love and happiness for she deserves only the best.

Hana Hou, (Encore)