Family isn’t always blood

May 24, 2011  •  1 Comment

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Family isn’t always blood. It’s the people in your life who want you
in your life;  the ones who accept you for who you are. The ones who
would do anything to see you smile, and who love you no matter what.
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We are all born into a mishpacha (family)…whatever that may consist of…mother, father, sisters, brothers, grandmothers, grandfathers, aunts, uncles, cousins, etc…We may get married and inherit a new family… But I do remember being told a long time ago, we can pick our friends but we cannot pick our family.

Now at this point in my life, I disagree with that statement…I have learned, especially recently, that indeed, we can pick our family, and my friend, Melanie E. just said to me “we find our true family in the most interesting unexpected places”  and how true that statement is…friends can be your family more than your biological family.

Now I am not saying I am perfect, because I have screwed up royally in my life and family did not always stand behind me (which I cannot and will not blame them for). But, I have grown tremendously from what I have done and my husband & friends have stood by me through thick & thin…Now that’s family…They love you for who you are, the good, the bad (& the ugly.)

To all of our families (& you know who you are), Thank you for your love!!!

***A special Thank you to Melanie E. for her inspirational ideas and for helping me proof this latest blog!  Follow her journey at: http://reversewrongchoices.blogspot.com



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Nguyễn Thanh Đồng(non-registered)
The love of family and the admiration of friends is much more important than wealth and privilege.
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