Family is important and means everything to me as it provides me with a sense of security and support. It begins with our parents helping us develop our identity and values as we grow.  As we get older and mature you may find out that family often times may not be about your DNA but rather those that show you love, support and are consistent in your life.  

The definition of family is a group of one or more parents and their children living together as a unit.   Having a good family takes care of your well being as they hold your best interest at heart. I speak often about the importance of family and of what my family means to me.  My family dynamic has definitely changed over the years and I have grown to understand and accept that.

Growing up I relied on my mom and grandmother as they were the closest to me and responsible for shaping my personality and helping me to develop emotional strength.  After losing both of them, I noticed the family began to grow apart. I knew it would happen because we all had created families of our own, some of us moved to different states so this was bound to change things.  I began to notice that my biggest support system slowly became those that were not of blood relation but were relationships that I had built.

Family is important and means everything to me and nothing comes above that other than my relationship with God.  “The most important thing in life is your family…sometimes it’s the family you were born into, and sometimes it’s the one you make for yourself.”   I’ve lost most that were closest to me and now see family in a whole new light.  As I look back and think back on the times of really being down and out and needing support that was given by friends rather than blood. 

I’ve learned to love those and support those that love and support me.  Through the years I have learned to accept the circumstances for what they are and used this to fuel myself in creating new traditions for my children and husband.  My family is important and means everything to me whether five or fifty members. Those in our circle know that we can depend on and trust one another for support and unconditional love through it all.

Corintians 13:4-7

“Love is patient, love is kind.  It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.