“Family is not what you have, but what you get extra when you get married”
This quote is something I’ve heard a lot in my life time. I’ll probably hear it some more in the years and decades to come.
With Easter just past, I’ve been thinking about the incidents that occurred in our house in and around Easter. Incidents involving grand parents. Nieces and nephews. Brothers and sisters. In-laws and out-laws…
Sitting back, with a nice cup of tea, I reflected on this total anarchy that I consider to be my family. I tried to piece together exactly what decisions brought all these people into my life? What twists of fate brought each over my path and more interestingly, what happened to each to make them into the person that they are today? Brothers and sisters you get… no choosing there… in-laws, alas you also get. Someone chooses but your input is really minimal. They’ll like who they’ll like. Your siblings off-spring… also a roll of the dice.
So, tell me in the comments about your family. Who they are? How you are related? How they came to be in your life? If you could change one thing about it, what would it be? Is there more than one thing you would change?