“The bond of family blesses us with an immeasurable power. But we also must accept what comes with it. It gives us a responsibility to love without condition, without apology. We can never waver from the power of that bond, even when it is tested. The bond nourishes us, gives us strength. Without that power, we are nothing.” – Elijah Mikaelson, The Originals.
The love among members of a family is one you can’t replicate, no matter how high your stature. Pretend all you might, but deep down lurks all that insecurity and dread you banished when you cast aside your family. No one is born perfect. But through the course of our life, we are perfected by our family. To mould us into our potential being. To reprimand us when we’re wrong. A family is an army that isn’t commissioned. It’s an army that doesn’t need arms and ammunitions to battle but the mere magnificence of what a family can offer – love, protection, bliss, sense of belonging and all other immaterial riches. Wealth is at the mercy of time. As time goes by, no matter how wealthy you are, either you spend all of it or lose possession of it. Unlike those people, with whom you share very close relations. They are not going anywhere. Deal with it! They are going to annoy the crap outta you for the rest of eternity 😀 And they are going to be the most precious things in your treasure chest.
You may be born into one family, you may marry into another family. But what makes you a part of this united whole, is the willingness to cooperate and adjust. You bring yourself to care and soon life without each and every member of the family becomes a nagging pain.
They say we have no choice while selecting our family. But more than often, a family is not just about blood ties. Sometimes people who have nothing in common (not even DNA) stick out for each other, as family. A family consists of those people who’d not even blink an eye before handing their lives over to you, if the need arises. A family is one that lets no third person dictate terms. A true family is a symbol of permanence in life. Regardless of what changes may occur, life being as unpredictable as it is, a family is drawn together by a common thread of purpose – to look out for each other. Family always comes first. Always & Forever.