Family

Family. They say blood is thicker than water. But my blood has put me through the hardest moments of my life. My blood has pressed charges on me for shit I didn’t do. My blood has let my bills go overdue while they spent my money. My blood has given me no choice but to give up on them, with the exception of a few. But this blog isn’t about blood its about family.

Family to me means so much more than just sharing a blood line. Family means a lot to me. I just wish family could help me feel like they gave a damn about me. Family isn’t always blood. It’s the people in your life who want you in theirs as much as you want them in yours. The ones who accept you for who you are, without judgement. The ones who would do anything to see you smile, and who love you no matter what.

Family to me is loyalty, trust, communication, hope, and love. I know you all may know exactly what these mean, but I’m gonna take a moment to say what they mean to me.

Loyalty. No matter what happens, show constant support to your family. Give them the satisfaction of knowing that no matter their choices you will be there behind them every step of the way.

Trust. From birth we naturally give our family the ability to hurt us. Family tends hurts us more than anyone sometimes. But no matter how bad they hurt us we always trust them again after and give them yet another chance to hurt us.

Communication. Well simple enough, just talk to your family. A lot of miscommunication happens within families simply because no one opened up their mouth and talked. Don’t just talk though, listen. I mean actually listen, actively engage in conversation with your family. Let them know you care.

Hope. Most of the time we lose hope in our family because they have done so many things to us. But if we never lose hope in our family we won’t give up on them.

Lastly, love. Self explanatory saying love. But really love your family. And I don’t mean love them just because they are your family. Love them because thats what you want to do. Love them because you really feel love for them and you want them to know you love them.

Family is important. As humans we are designed by God to need affection and to need it from other humans. So whether it is your mother, best friend, niece, girl friend, or whoever else in your family, never give up on them. Never lose sight of family because when the rest of the world walks out on you, your family will always be there. Loyalty has a big play in that.

Well thank you for reading this all the way through. I feel I could have added more, but I’ll leave you with this: Love your family, but love yourself too. Never put anyone before you, not even your family. Take care now.

Much love,

Najiyyah.

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