blessing #29: family

as the only child of divorced parents, i didn’t grow up with a particularly strong sense of family. but i’ve always recognized the importance of it, and have definitely felt the joy of being a part of an extended family community. for me, the notion of family has come to signify not just those connected to me by blood, but, more importantly, those bonded to me through the heart. and that means the friends and loved ones i’ve gathered along the road of life just as much as the aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandfolk who have shared my world since birth. family are the people who know you best. they’ve seen where you’ve come from, and try to help you get to where you want to go. they celebrate your victories and mourn your losses. they break bread with you and collect memories with you. family shows up. they stand up. they look out. and, like good ol’ uncle k here, they always remind you to check your oil. i’ll definitely cheers to that.



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