The Family You Chose Is Exactly the Family You Need
Have you ever felt like you are in the middle of a terrible version of a spoof movie and you can’t get out? Do family functions feel more like horrible reruns of Mama’s Family? Maybe when you got married, you didn’t think your in-laws were all that bad, but now you’re wondering if you’re in a bad Twilight Zone episode.
The truth is, more of us than would care to admit it often feel like our families are weird or crazy or just downright embarrassing. If you feel this way, maybe it’s time to stop and think about your family in a different light.
Your Family is Unique
As off the wall as your family may seem at times, think about the eccentricities embedded within your family. Each person, no matter how irritating they may be at times, is unique and special in their own way.
Your Family Builds Your Character
Regardless of—or because of—what kind of childhood you had, your family has contributed to the building of your character throughout the years. Your family has been there to help shape the person you are today. Because of them, you are stronger, deeper, wiser, etc.
Your Family Gives Strength
When faced with trouble, who are you most likely to turn to? Almost every time, it will be your family. In nearly every family, there is a single matriarch that pulls the family together. Strength comes from families who pull together and stick together through thick and thin. Without fail, you will quickly learn that when you are down or need help, your family is the place you can fall back on for strength and support.
It’s Family. Period.
Your family is your family, whether you like it or not. While there will be times when you will not see eye-to-eye, your family will always be there, no matter what. If you ever start doubting the saneness of your family, just remember…the family you chose is exactly the family you need.
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This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
© 2008 Hope Wilbanks