Whether you like it or not, they are always there for you.
Through thick and thin.
Through good and bad.
Through the firsts and lasts.
Though we might not want to admit it, everyone wants to be loved by a family member in some way or another. I am lucky enough to have a HUGE family that loves me and cares for me. (And, it is seriously HUGE, I have two step parents and two biological so when I was walking onto the floor for senior night I have four people attached to my arm. I felt like I needed to put a sign on my back saying "wide-load")
Just take time right now to think about how much your family has influenced you through your life.
Done? Okay, what did you think about? (Let me know in the comments)
What I thought about was spending time at my Grandmas house, just chillin' and eating chili cheese fritos and just enjoying eachothers presence.
It's that kind of thing that makes you love your family. How can I remember something so little such as eating chili cheese fritos? Because there was love in that house. There was love in that room, there was love in each of our hearts.
And even now, 12 years later, when I happen to eat some of those frito's I still think of my Grandma. Every time.
"Everyone loves differently and in their own way. Who am I to say there is only one kind of love. I love my family and my dog but I love my husband and children more than I love anyone or anything. My love for my husband and children is a different love and a bond. I don't agree in "one love". I also love witnessing kindness in others. I mean I love it. It brings be joy and brings me to tears sometimes. The selflessness that some people show in our world and in this time makes me love, love."
If you have a wonderful family setting and you are surrounded by people you love, don't take advantage of that. Seriously. So many people in the world are dying to have a family like yours. God has blessed you and remember that. And to those of you out there who have the "not-so-great" families, remember when you start one of your own to make it the best family ever.
Love every child, sister, brother, mother, father, grandma, grandpa, aunt, uncle or cousin to the fullest. Believe me, it will never be a mistake.
Tell me about your favorite family memories. I want to know.