Today I had a conversation with a friend. We got to talking about family or rather the word family.
I say word family because I think to everyone that particular word has a different meaning. Dictionary.Com defines the word family in different ways. These are two of the many ways; (1) any group of persons closely related by blood, as parents, children, uncles, aunts, and cousins; and (2) all those persons considered as descendents of a common progenitor.
It is true that among many families there exist different situations that may either make them united or not. As with any relationship, it takes an effort. However, from my personal experience I’ve found that it is easier to have a better dynamic within a friendly relationship than that of a blood relationship. Some will say that they get more loyalty from that of a friend than they do from someone who is blood related.
For some, families tend to unite when someone may pass. Or for those who celebrate holidays, for them that may be their time. For others they may get together regularly, weekend dinners or a monthly get together. Yearly family reunions may work for others because they’re families are just so big. Some may feel that social media and technology has somewhat changed the dynamic of a family. To some it is a blessing and curse.
For me, family has become something that I honestly don’t know if it still exists.
Whatever the case for you all reading, I’d love to know what your opinion on family is? Must family be only blood related? Feel free to leave your comments below. Thank you for reading!