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What is family?

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Found this on my FB page today and wanted to pass it on!

"What is family? They were the people who claimed you. In good, in bad, in parts or in whole, they were the ones who showed up, who stayed in there, regardless. It wasnít just about blood relations or shared chromosomes, but something wider, bigger. We had many families over time. Our family of origin, the family we created, and the groups you moved through while all of this was happening: friends, lovers, sometimes even strangers. None of them perfect, and we couldnít expect them to be. You canít make any one person your world. The trick was to take what each could give you and build your world from it." -Sarah Dessen

I appreciate my Spark family so much!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
KARRENLYNN 2/24/2013 5:41PM

    I learned as a child that family was your parents and siblings by dna. As I got older and gained more experience in life and points of view, my own view expanded to include people as family who aren't necessarily dna but worthy of the label family.

I can't choose my family by dna, but I can choose to include others in that label. Hopefully I would also be judged worthy of the label family by others who aren't related by dna....

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CLAIREINPARIS 2/24/2013 4:43PM

    Lovely! I value my Sparkfamily so much too!

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1BEACHWALKER 2/21/2013 4:34AM

    Me too! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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FIREFLY4407 2/20/2013 9:50PM

    Thank for sharing !

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STRINGI719 2/20/2013 6:29PM

    I don't know what I'd do without my faith family!

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WENDYWITKOSKI 2/20/2013 5:37PM

    I appreciate you being part of my Spark family!

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DESERTDREAMERS 2/20/2013 10:26AM

    Thanks for sharing this!

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