Family, a word that so many know, but only few understand. The definition of family in the Webster dictionary is, a house hold, ones own spouse, parents and children. What does family mean to you? Some may say friendship, love, and joy; while others say pain, agony, and anger. My family is my support system, my mother, aunts, and cousins all provide me with some type of support or guidance. To me family means love, friendship, and support.
Love is something that everyone knows about whether is receiving love or giving love. It is a feeling that no human being can live without, my family feels love is a big issue. I my life time there were situations that arose that I would not have made it through without my family. When two of my closest friends died within weeks of each other my aunt took off work so that she could be with me during my time of grief. When I broke up with boyfriends or had big fights my family was always there to comfort me and tell me that they love me. The love a family member gives whether a wife, husband, child, or cousin is a love like no other. Not everyone feels the same way, in some families loved ones are judged on their actions, and are not shown love when they need it the most. All families should have this golden rule: â€œNo matter what choices that you make in life you are still family and we will always love you. All the reasons and examples above all show why family means love to me.
Friendship, is a very important word in any relationship, but especially big in family. In my opinion family members should all be friends, in order to have that close family bond, and for family members to confide and trust each other. How often do we confide in someone who is not a friend, and someone that can't be trusted? All those times when you felt that you were sad because you failed a test, or got in trouble at school. Did it cross your mind to confide in a stranger or talk it out with a family member? I believe that a family member would be the first choice, because it is someone you feel is a friend and that you can trust them not to judge you.