I’m from a family based on laughter and love
Where we’re all accepted for who we are.
From spankings galore to turning out okay
And playing in the yard on a hot, summer day.
I’m from stories before bed
And mom never quite matching up to dad in that department
I’m from learning communication and never wanting to stop.
I’m from a no TV family
Rather pick up a book
I’m from Saturdays in your pajamas
Which is always nice for chilling
I’m from a big family with three siblings
I’m from parents who taught us about relationships
From parents who taught us to put God first
And treating others as we would want to be treated.
I’m from home-cooked meals and cooking together
From family gatherings and loud voices.
From eating until we think we’re going to pop
And loving every minute of it.
I’m from playing in two feet of snow and never wanting to come in
And from summers in the Upper Peninsula and Canada.
I’m from Michigan and then Johnson City
Where I’m from is not a specific place
It’s where I feel safe and accepted
And where my friends and family are.