Today I am sitting here sorting out my family pictures. After being married for almost 40 years, I have lots of pictures to sort. I have a traditional family. Mom and dad had 4 kids. I have a sister and one brother who has passed away, and one who is alive and well. I am married and have 2 boys, and a grandson, who I call my 3rd boy. We are a bit dysfunctional at times.
Families can be such joy at times, and break your heart in little pieces.
I know a lot of people consider MiceChat as their extended family.
Enjoy your family, while they are here, they could be taken away tomorrow.
My bother said that before he passed away unexpectedly. Been over 10 years and I still think my brother's calling about something when the phone rings.
So family is not only biological. My husband is my family. In laws are family, that are not biological. Family (familiar) I have biological family I have never met or seen.
It is the familiar faces that we have grown to love, that many of us consider family. We learn to love these faces, that we get to know. We acquire knowledge of these familiar faces through their words, and their deeds.
Family are the dear ones in our hearts.