Caroline's Poems II
"Different Types of Families"
“Different Types of Families”
Do you have to be ‘blood-related’ to be a part of a family or can it just be a group of people who love, trust, accept, respect and support each other’s goals and beliefs?
A close and loyal friend who is always there
for you ‘no matter what’ can be a person’s family.
A group of co-workers who do their best to contribute toward the success of the company is called a ‘work family’.
A group of strangers, who had become united by a crisis or tragic events, can act as a ‘family’, and give one another a feeling of comfort as well as offering encouragement and support, in their time of need.
In today’s society, there are many different types of families: traditional (with a mother and father from the same family), blended, gay/lesbian, foster, adoptive, extended/cohabitating, working parents, joint-physical custody, low-income, single parent, step-families, and families with special needs…whatever you call it is not important, but rather the feeling of comfort, acceptance, love, trust, respect and support that a person gets from them-is what a family is all about.
By: Caroline G. Vestuto
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