Had a good weekend? I'm still trying to shake off Sunday and move into desk jockey mode myself.
*stretch...yawn...reach for more coffee*
Mmm...that's better, loveys.
I can confide in you guys, right? (You may want to think it over. You never know what I'll sound off on.)
May I proceed then? Yes? Okay then, I shall.
I have a dysfunctional family. Yep, I sure do. Nothing out of the norm about that though, right? I mean, in these days of step families, half families, broken families, combined families, reality tv families...it's really not all that normal to have a "normal" family. Agreed?
Truth is, my sibs and I couldn't be more different - heck, I'm even a different race than all six of them - but please don't get it twisted; any one of us would kill for the other. No joke. Take a look at Twin, killing for me without question:
|Clearly, she's terrified. But no matter. She'll still kill for me.|
But here's the thing:
I have about one hundred brothers and sisters. We're not blood-related, obvs. We're not a family of rabbits! But the people I'm talking about aren't just friends anymore. I consider them to be my family. We didn't grow up together, but we have grown and expanded together in some way or another. And I couldn't love them more, even if we were kin.
|A few of my surrogate sisters.|
As I go through life, my family constantly changes and evolves, because I continue to make my own family.
That's right, loveys. I make my own. Not in a creepy, cult-like fashion. No, friends.
It goes like this: I love you, I bring you in, and I make you family.
You don't need to come from the same womb to be my sister. I don't need legal papers to show you are my brother. If I come to love you, I will always love you. And in my eyes, and in my heart, my surrogate family is an integral part of my spirit. You peeps know who you are. I thank you and I appreciate you for all you have done for me through the years.
Sure, we may disagree or fight:
|Ahh, just feel all that love...|
I know you have mine.
Sometimes that's all we really need.