What Does Family Mean? Essay

778 Words Sep 16th, 2015 4 Pages
What does family mean to me?

The legal definition of family, a group of individuals who share ties of blood, marriage, or adoption; a group residing together and consisting of parents, children, and other relatives by blood or marriage.
People have many ways of defining a family and what being a part of a family means to them. When I think of my family three words come to mind unconditional love, support, and belonging. Being a family means you are a part of something very wonderful. It means you will love and be loved for the rest of your life.
A family’s love is unconditional as these are the people who accept you no matter what, where ordinarily there’s no hatred or judgment. My family consists of two parents who have been married for the past forty years, two older sisters each have two daughters, then myself and my son who by the way is the only other male in my immediate family besides my dad. In this society my family is viewed as the typical American family. By doing simple things together, like family dinner’s, vacation’s, and just having fun together such as our annual adventure to Bishop’s Orchard on a semi-warm fall day to pick apples helps us to bond as sometimes our individual lives keeps us busy and this tradition is one that allows us to reconnect. However, my family isn’t perfect; we argue and fight, we even stop talking to each other at times. But at the end of the day, family is family and we know the love will always be there.
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