Each one of us has a different meaning of what family means to us. A family can be defined in many ways. Is a ‘normal family” a married mother and father and their biological children living together under one roof?
Today a family is more likely to be defined as a specific group of people that may be made up of partners, children, aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents. There are many types of families and some include: Nuclear family, Adopted family, Step family, Foster family, Traditional family and Complex family.
Here is what family means to me
Family means a lot to me. Growing up in a family of 6 was so much fun. My siblings and I used to have so much fun as kids. We grew up on a small holding so it was the outdoors life for us. The good ole days they were. We never had a lot of money but we had each other. We used to make up our own games and keep ourselves occupied for hours. We sometimes fought like cat and dog but always made up.
Now we are older we have gone our own separate ways. My older sister lives in Vancouver, but we are still just as close. Technology nowadays makes it so much easier to keep in contact. My siblings are a huge part of my family and I couldn’t do without them.
A family can be anyone you choose it to be.
Wise words indeed. The nuclear family is not like the TV show 2.4 Children from the 90’s anymore!