“Perhaps you know my son, then, Ernest Morrow? … He’s a very sensitive boy. He’s never been a terribly good mixer with other boys. Perhaps he takes things a little more seriously than he should at his age.’ ‘Sensitive. That killed me. That guy Morrow was about as sensitive as a … toilet seat.”

Family consists of parents and children, but what really defines a “family.”If a child does not have a close relationship with their own parents and its due to fact that they both don’t care about knowing each other, can that child really say that his own parents are considered family? If you are distant among your relatives and they don’t know much about you, whether it’s how you feel or about your struggles, how could they even say things to others about you, when they are not close to you themselves? We sometimes ask ourselves whether our own biological relatives are family. Or even whether it’s the people that we choose, such as friends, are our real family.

“I think togetherness is a very important ingredient to family life.

~ Barbara Bush

But, if there is no sense of togetherness then what is “family.” Family should consist of the strong bonds between parent and child. For if there are weak roots to connect each other, then how the does the tree grow to form its treasures? If a family is not as strong as a chain, then how can they support each other? For the links among family should be as intertwined as a spine connected to our minds. However, if there is a line that is designed to confine us from the bond that is ever so connected through our bloodline, then who are we to define of what consists of something so divine as a “family.”

“The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life.”

~ Richard Bach

If a family does not know each other, then can you really say if they have respect for one another? For if somebody asks what your son or daughter is like and you struggle to answer or come up with something, then can you really say you are the parent of your child? But the worst of all, is when your son or daughter hears something you say that is not true about them. And your son or daughter starts to wonder with their broken heart, whether or not they want to depart from a stranger that is considered a danger. For let me tell you now, know one another because a family should be a team formed from the strongest of beams that will ever so support one another through times of strife and of life.


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