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In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Circle of Five.”

It is not difficult for me to think of five people that I would want to surround myself with. It may seem an automatic reaction to say that my children would be two of my circle.  But it really isn’t for everybody.  Some people would not choose their adult children to spend their time with.  My son Max is my first child whom I adopted as a two month old infant.  We have always had a strong relationship and it hasn’t changed.  He is forty-two now, a successful man, married and a kind and generous human being who brings me into his Hollywood life with  ‘beautiful people,’ crazy pretty cars, and a classy wardrobe.  He never allows his busy life to keep us from getting together.

My daughter is my smart and funny girl in Oregon.  I try to be with her as much as I can.  I am going to Portland for the Word Press conference,  so we will be together for a week.  We love to shop, go to the movies, get our hair done, cook and go for coffee.  She makes me feel young and we laugh all the time.

The one person that would never be left off of my list is my sister.  We have always been there for each other.  The night that my husband died, she flew down to be with me.  Would you believe that I asked her come down and live with me?  And she said, “Yes.”  She left after the funeral to go home, sell her condo, pack up and come back to be with me.  Who would do that?  I am so blessed that I have her in my life.

My mother-in-law has always lived with my husband and me.  My life would never be the same without her.  Before I was married there wasn’t anyone that could be defined as parents.  She was my first mother.  She taught me how to make a real family, love my children and be a wife for my husband.  We love each other.

The last in my circle are my birds.  I know, it was supposed to be people.  But I have four of the cutest birds.  My canary is Twinkie, my parrotlet is Cee-Cee, my parakeet is Tizzy, and my yellow-sided conure is Chica.  They keep me busy and laughing.  I would not want to be without them.

All of the above are my life, my heart.

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