Saturday, July 30, 2011

The Family

You know that the people you can count on the most, are supposed to be the people that are closest to you, your family. They are supposed to be there for you no matter what happens or is happening in your life. They are supposed to support you in whatever decisions you might make for your life. They are supposed to help you to become a better person, pick you up when you are down, make sure you are happy in all parts of your life.

But, there are those families where they are not close. They barely talk with one another most of the time and even act like strangers when they are in the presence of one another. You wonder if you have a family like this and you begin to think about all of the times in your life. The birthdays you had, all were invited, no one showed up cause they went to another. The holidays, when you sat and watched others opening tons of presents, when you sat with only a few in front of you. Big times, graduations, etc. when they all knew you did something great in your life and none of them were there. But, no, not you, your family isn't like that at all. Then, all the memories of all these things that happend come flooding back in and you realize that, yes, it is your family.

Now, you have started building an extended family. Those you know that will be there for you and have been there for you when you needed them. They know you better than the blood relations you have. They celebrate with you when you do something good and are proud of you when you complete something. You get pats on the back, hugs, etc from them. You feel closer to them than others. You know they all feel the same way about you. You are there for them when they need you. You are there when they need to talk, have a celebration, etc. In your mind, they are, the family.

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Thank you for taking some time to read through my writings. I hope that you were able to take something away with you as you leave. Always kiss the person you love when you part, you never know if it will be the last kiss.