Family. Kin. Stock. Race. Clan. Tribe. It might be your mother and father, sisters and brother. You might all live in the same home; you may live in many different homes. Your family might be who you live with even though you are not related. Your family might be made of your closest friends and neighbors.
I (Sincerely, Emily) have a rather small immediate family, but yet I have quite a large family when you get right down to it. In July I talked about going to Erie, PA for a family reunion on my husband’s side of the family. There were 60+ people there. Most of which I have never met. It was a lot of fun. Over the past few years I have been able to spend a bit more time with my mom’s side of the family. That was a blast. It seemed we all just fit right in and caught up on life and had a lot of fun. Last week I re-connected with a childhood friend that I haven’t seen in 10 years and it was so much fun.
I have a group of female friends– Nancy, Sheila, Lynn, Susan, MP, Kaikay, Holly, Maggie, Chris. I call them the “sisters,” they are people with whom I connected immediately and permanently. In one corner of my heart I believe that they are sisters from my past lives. Here are Kaikay (with a very young Alexandra, oh my), Lynn, and MP.
What does Family mean to you?