Weekly Photo Challenge: Family
Do you have to be ‘blood’ to be family?
Miss Maggie Mae
June 20, 1996 – October 13, 2010
Miss Sadie Lou Simba Nala
April 4, 1999
Miss Stella Rae Sirabi Bear
January 15, 2011
I often hear people say, “Blood is thicker than water” when talking about family. I do not believe this is always the case. Yes, most often people in a common blood line, a family, will stand together, stick up for each other, play together, have reunions, and spend holidays together. As two families merge, a marriage per say, those decisions of where to go and to which side of the family can sometimes end up in an argument often with that phrase being thrown around by someone. But what about those family members that do not share your blood? What about the pet of the house, the best friend, the life long companion, the step – parent, child, etc. , the spouse? Many in this world most likely could have stronger bonds with those that are not ‘blood’, so where does this old ‘family’ phrase leave them? I will tell you where.
The heart is where the family is and it is stronger than any blood or water.
Blessed with an amazing family, filled with both the two-legged, some blood and some ‘water’, and four-legged versions of souls, my heart is full.
And for me, family will always be, the heart.