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 wasn’t 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 couldn’t expect them to be. You can’t make any one person your world. The trick was to take what each could give you and build your world from it.
Sarah Dessen- Lock and Key (via dragmeheadfirst-fearless
Friday Jan 1 @ 11:31pm
“Other things may change us, but we start and end with family.” -Anthony Brandt
Sorry I’ve been somewhat MIA on tumblr… I’ve been spending the past few days visiting with family. I don’t get to see them much but whenever I do, I remember how lucky am to be so blessed to be surrounded by many wonderful people.
Tuesday Dec 12 @ 11:41pm