I've been thinking a lot about family lately. About who makes up my family.
I have a related family - people who belong to me by blood, who make me crazy while holding me down to earth. Who have taught me things since the beginning of my life that helped to shape my view of the world.
I have a work family - people who come together to take care of others, make me laugh when I need a smile and kick it in gear when I need a hand. Who I can count on to never leave me high and dry, and who have afforded me a sense of belonging to something bigger than myself.