I grew up surrounded by a cadre of loving aunts and uncles, over 30 of them. A few lived close by, while most lived away. They were all loving and thoughtful; one nearby set was more like an added pair of grandparents. So, needless to say, I always felt very loved and treasured, and so I naturally thought all families were like ours. I was an adult before I realized how truly blessed I had been as a child to have been loved and cherished by so many adults.