30 Day Lady Positivity Challenge- Day 28

by - Thursday, March 05, 2015



Day 28- Someone who is hilarious and fun, and that makes them beautiful- Aunt Becky



My Aunt Becky has been on my mind for this one for a long time (obviously, as it has taken me forever to finish this project). She has one of my absolute favorite laughs in the whole world (it is truly the cutest), a great silly sense of humor, and a really great sense of play and fun. She is also a deeply caring person who loves with everything she is, especially when it comes to her kids. These qualities, along with so many others, makes her an incredibly beautiful person!


I only have good memories of my Aunt Becky as a little kid, though I infamously told she and my Uncle David they were no fun when I was really little. The Greenes have a pretty playful family culture, and I feel like she was always in to play a game or to go swimming.


As a side note, as I collected pictures for this blog, I also marveled at how consistently great Aunt Becky has looked through the years. She always looks totally like herself! I have always thought her red hair is soo pretty (I have major ginger jealousy) and I just think she looks bright, smiley, and glowy so much of the time. Like I said before, she has a really great laugh and a fun sense of humor, so when I see pictures of her smiling, I can hear the laugh and it makes me smile!

When I got a little older, I can remember Aunt Becky taking me to lunch and shopping, and I loved it because it made me feel so grown-up (plus she was just fun to talk to). I feel like part of what makes her so special is that she wants to have fun with you, and when you are with her, you feel like it is with you in particular, though I know she is great to all of her nieces and nephews. She is super committed to family as a whole, and you can see she is incredibly committed to her kids, Paige and Harrison.


Aunt Becky worked as a mom through her kids' childhood, and she used her creativity and fun to make their lives better. She was the president of PTO, started a Junior version of city band, and even ran the youth group at our church to help make their community what she wanted for them, and I think that is so important to do as a parent. I hear so many moms in my generation talk about potentially homeschooling because they don't like the public school system, but I really prefer Becky's approach to get out there and use your skills to make the system better for your kids AND the kids around them. The work she does as a mom has clearly benefited her kids, but her willingness to share those skills with other kids made Franklin a more fun and creative space for lots of kids. That's an amazing use of her love and skills!


I really think Aunt Becky was a great mom, and you can see that their family unit still enjoys a lot of fun together because of it. Even if they drive eachother crazy at times, like all families do, you really get the sense that their little unit likes to be around each other. I also think it is sweet that Becky takes the time to get to know her kids' friends, and you get thee sense she genuinely really likes them too. Aunt Becky really is awesome at letting people know how much she cares about them in fun and really open ways.


Aunt Becky and Uncle David also really like having little adventures, and they are masters at finding all the fun things to do in small American cities (it feels like they have been everywhere!). They are, probably by far, the most laid back of the Greene branches, and so their trips seem to have lots of relaxing (loyal readers/ family members know I cannot do relaxation, but I admire those who can!) and cool out of the way trips.


Aunt Becky is also the reigning queen of random hilarious facebook posts. They are just so random. Sometimes I giggle in the morning when her posts come up in my feed in the morning, because it is just so random! She sees the humor and silliness in the little things, and she likes hearing about the small things in life, not just the little things. She consistently makes me smile with her support sometimes in the really small moments, like calling me to check in while I was pregnant or keeping up with me while I was abroad. She really makes you feel cared for and she really wants to make sure you are doing ok. She and Uncle David are about to make a big move, but I know her openess and humor are going to help her enjoy the new adventure and neighborhood. 


So here's to you, Becky Greene, for your laugh that always makes me smile, for your open (and hilarious) thoughts on dogs, Kohl's, and food, for avoiding complaining even in like 1000 feet of snow (that's what PA has now, right?), for being sweet and caring, for doing things that make you happy and making other people happy in the process, for loving your hubby enough to move from your home for him, for being your kids' biggest supporter, for still being friends with your friends from high school (I think that says a lot about a person), for being a pretty spectacular organizer (putting all other PTA presidents and youth group leaders to shame, no joke), may you continue to be out of control in the best possible way ;o) You are beautiful and we love you!

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