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Chosen Family v. Biology



I try to be positive but even now with things falling every which way, I am forced to view reality.   There are people who choose to care about me and people who aren't related to me who care more than my family does.  My sisters haven't called me in a very long time.  The last time I called them it was a power outage.   Even with the transplant being cancelled, they didn't call.  I shouldn't be surprised.  Actually, I am not surprised.  They would have surprised by calling. This got me thinking of how chosen family (people who aren't related to me but really do care) are so important to me. It's not that I want to be nit picky.  I don't but I am grateful for the chosen family that I have.  I am so thankful for my chosen family because I might have given up dealing with my regular biological family.   I also like that I am able to expand that family too.  Everyone doesn't get to be family but the ones who do are in there for life unless they decide otherwise.   


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It's often said that "blood is thicker than water" when really the full quote is "the blood of the covenant is thicker than the water of the womb." So yeah, the bonds we make through choice are much stronger than the ones formed through arbitrary biological happenstance.

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I should research that quote as I had never heard the full quote before you mentioned it here.  Thank you for sharing this with me.  Yes, I was amazed at how my dad could just adopt people left and right.  After he died, it was very clear why he adopted so many people.  I have aunts and uncles among people I would not otherwise know.   

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