Family is an important concept. One might even argue that it’s the single most important concept in one’s entire life. When we first step out into the world, we define family in somewhat vague terms.
We obviously have an idea of the family environment in which we were raised. But we don’t really know what form our family structure will take when we set out on our own. The future looms large and wondrous in front of us in our youth. We don’t know who we’ll fall in love with. We don’t know where we’ll choose to move with them. Nor can we really know what lives we’ll bring into the world with that special someone. It’s a lot of questions for someone just starting out. But every time we fill in a blank, we feel that much more complete.
When we finally have a family of our own it can feel like we’ve won at life. We want to give them everything and protect them from any danger the world has to offer. But that’s also the moment when most of us need to stop and really consider our place in life. It’s natural to feel like that’s the … Read More