|This is my immediate family... yes, all of it.|
|Me and my brother bonding over ugly sweaters|
It is sad that many people do not have this kind of experience with family. One of my sibling's spouses once told me how overwhelming it was for her to realize she truly had an entire group of people who would be there at her side if she needed anything, as her own family was not that way. She had never imagined such support.
|Me, my siblings and my beautiful mom|
I told my husband that my goal is to give our future children what I have: a family of love and support, showing my children how to love and support one another through good and bad. THAT is family.