This is late. It's also very short. But I feel sincerity needs no long explanation. It can just be.
I have been very fortunate in life when it comes to loved ones.
I've already talked about how grateful I am to have my family--but I wanted to talk about a different kind of family today.
I have had at least 5 second mothers in my lifetime and quite a few self-adopted siblings. Only one alternate dad though. But he's extra awesome so it evens out.
And while this is a short Happy Thought today, I wanted to just linger on being grateful for the families we make ourselves. (Well... on some level you always make your own family, but you know what I'm talking about--the kind of making that doesn't require you to have babies) The people we have in our life because we chose to not because we feel some moral obligation that we have to.
Love is thicker than blood.
Tell me about your self-constructed families--the communities you've closely knit yourself into.