Tuesday, April 23, 2013

What Family Means (Or Should...)

Whenever we think of family, what does that word call to mind? For many people the term means mother, father, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents.  Others may feel that their friends are more like family than their 'blood' relations. The dictionary has the meaning as people who are blood-related. To me, the word 'family has a much deeper meaning. It encompasses those individuals who care about you, regardless of time and distance; who pray for you and give you moral support, on a regular basis; not just when they see you, but all the time. The ones who see you as you truly are, and love you anyway, despite your faults and failings. Those are real Family. But, still, every human being in the world is supposed to be our 'family'. It's just that most people don't see things that way, and that is a sad statement, regarding the human race. I am so fortunate as to have such a large 'Family' on the internet; especially Facebook, which is made up of my own children, some of my other 'Flesh+Blood' family members, long-time friends, newer friends and the members of the Bae Yong Joon Family of fans. I have a Family which spans the globe, and bridges so many nationalities, and cultures, but which really comes down to one simple thing; the fact that we all love each other... like Family. The great thing is, our BYJ is the one who made my relationship to the Bae Yong Joon 'Family' possible, because he loves all of our Bae-family members the same way; including me. (can the 'old kid' express herself pretty well, or what?) Love to all BYJ Family members; everywhere. Hugs!

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