February 28, 2011
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family means everything to me.
it means happiness to most.
but to me it means disaster.
it means constant arguing.
constant chaos.
yet we all still love each other.
that must mean that we can stick together throughout thick and thin.
but sometimes it gets hard.
sometimes we leave.
sometimes we stop talking.
parents are supposed to be our hero's.
but should we really look up to somebody who physically hurts their family.
who constantly puts everybody down to feel better about themselves.
or even somebody who stops talking to a family member because of the person they are dating.
family isn't like in the movies or stories.
they don't always work out as planned.
sometimes the children are more grown-up than the adults.
sometimes the adults have to show the kids what is right and what is wrong.
but how are the kids supposed to know the difference if all they see is what is wrong.
parents tell their kids that kids cant know what love is.
but i think that nobody knows what love truly is until they find it.
love isn't sex.
love isn't liking somebody.
love is having that one special connection with that one special person,
and nothing can change that.
love is whatever u believe it to be.
but family is the only love that last for a life time.
but only for the child.
unless you found your soul mate.
the child can love its entire family for their entire life.
but can only truly love one person outside of the family.
family is something special to me.
but it can be broken in the matter of seconds.
and at that moment is when i give up on having a family.
in believing in my family.
family isn't happiness.
family isn't sadness.
family isn't even blood relatives.
family is the people that you want in your family.
i say that if your going to hurt your family or stop talking to them,
then you shouldn't be part of the family.
because family shouldn't hurt each other or stop talking.
family should love each other and make each other smile.

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BeautifulPassion This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 19, 2011 at 11:49 pm
This is really good, and I can see a lot of emotion in it. This is something everyone can compare to and it is very true.
Carolynn J. replied...
Mar. 20, 2011 at 5:43 pm
thank you. this took a lot of time for me to get everything just right. but in the end it made a few family members cry
BeautifulPassion This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Mar. 23, 2011 at 10:25 pm
I am sure it must have, it was a very enjoyable and good read.
Monkee63 replied...
Mar. 24, 2011 at 10:00 am
This is really great....especially because people can relate to it.
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