Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Fam-i-ly

What does FAMILY mean?

Merriam-Webster defines it as :

fam·i·ly

noun
: a group of people who are related to each other
: a person's children
: a group of related people including people who lived in the past

It gets even more detailed and includes ppl living under the same roof, people that have the same convictions or beliefs, and even a unit of crime. 



How do you define FAMILY?

Certain occurrences in my life has made me want to look at this and I guess the easy answer is everyone defines family differently! You could see a friend of 15 years as family and not see a blood relative as family. There are blended families, families through adoption, families within a church bond. There are so many ways to really see what this word means.

Some people take it very serious, others take it lightly. But there is one thing for I am sure and that is time doesn't care what you think. You can see whatever definition you want of family and time ticks onward. Time goes on and time will go on when we are gone.

I guess what I am trying to say is that maybe we all should really think about how we define family. Do we include distant relatives or friends, maybe even church members or sorority sisters. However you define family just make sure to let this family know they are included. B/c as I said before time doesn't care. It ticks onward!! Don't you hear it? TICK TOCK, TICK TOCK, TICK TOCK!

I personally do not want to look back on my life and feel sad that I didn't really take this word FAMILY serious enough and wish I could've should've would've!

I guess I should share how I define family! Well, I think I am still learning and adjusting my definition. I am not sure to what standard someone has to follow to be considered family. The only thing I can come up with is that you can argue like crazy but still love each other and laugh after those arguments. Maybe that is family, ppl that will put up with you and that you put up with. They are the people you fight for and the people you fight with. The people that fill your fond memories of pure joy, pure raw emotion!!! The people you would do anything for.......

So how do you define family??
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