What Family Is To Me


Since birth, I have grown up with a different concept of family
than most people do. Instead of being born into my biological family, I
was adopted into my given family. I have known I was adopted, for as long
as I can remember because my parents made sure to tell me so, at the
earliest age that I could understand. By adopting me and my sister into
the family, my parents showed that family means love, respect and sacrifice.
My adoption gave me a family to belong to and be loved by.
Love is the first part in any family. I can be defined in more
ways than one. Family love is the strongest type because it is
unconditional. This unconditional love means that no matter what happens
my ...

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was adopted, instead of lying to me and having me find out
later in life that I wasn't their biological son. This respect that my
parents gave me, in turn gave me their trust. And I gave them the respect
and trust that was given to me.
Without sacrifice, a family cannot be. The sacrifices that family
members make for each other show the willingness to be an unselfish part of
a family. Sacrifices also display the love, respect and trust in a family.
I know that even though some of the time it may not seem that my parents
would sacrifice anything for me, I realize that they would do anything for
and everything for me and that I would do the same for them. At times it's
the smallest sacrifices that make the biggest difference in a family.
Families do not have to be biological. Here in Altoona, I have a
chosen family of friends who I consider to be just as close as a family.
Among my chosen family, one can find love, respect and trust, and sacrifice
for one another. As a ...

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Added: 6/22/2006 07:54:04 PM
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