- a group of people who are related to each other"
- a group of people united by certain convictions or a common affiliation
There have still been a fair share of sad days since my father passed away on March 10, but also some really great days thrown in there. One of the biggest lessons I have learned over time as I have had close relatives pass away along with some family drama that I wish could have been avoided or at least lead to some different outcomes is that those who you consider your family is entirely up to you.
Though I've recently lost my father, I was reminded about these special people in my life I will always consider my nearest and dearest.
Speaking of loving someone for life, this handsome gentleman and I had our engagement pictures this past weekend. I cannot WAIT to see how they came out.
Oh, and one more family member recently added to the mix? Meet Aries. My mother and I adopted him from the shelter and he will live with her and our other cat, Patch, when I depart for Texas.
I'm happy, fortunate, and very blessed with the family I have. Even if they have four paws, too.
Do you consider your pets your family as well?