I have a great family.
One of the biggest lessons that I have learned in the past 4 years is that family rarely is limited to genetics.
Family means people who love and support each other- that can mean watching kids, helping around the house, laughing, hand holding whatever.
My family (biological and not) is amazing. They have carried me, watched my kids, made dinner, cleaned my house, cheered me up, urged me on, and kept me going for the last 4 years I can never repay them.
The thing is I don't have to repay them. I will be there for them when the need it and I will teach my kids that it is a privilege to be in a position to help someone else. It is an honor and a privilege to help someone when they need it. Our job is to serve and help others.
My family includes friends, neighbors, biological family, and even pets (really animals are some of the best therapists in the world)- the more the merrier.
I am truly thankful for each of them being in my life.