Family is where we all belong to and from where our identity comes from. A person is valued based on his family and upbringing. We all belong to a family and it is our family that keeps us together through thick and thin. Without having a family, no person is complete and the completeness comes with good family bonding.
Now what is a family? By just saying that you live with your family does not hold any values to being a part of the family. Four or five persons living under one roof does not become a family.
Family is a bond, a long lasting relationship that holds a bond with each other. It all forms when man and women become one and from there a family is born. There are many values that one has to learn to get the family bonding in the right manner. Bonding does not happen overnight. It forms with every second, every minute that you spend with your loved ones. The understanding, the acceptance, the belonging and the security all enclosed together is how a family bond is formed.
A close family bond is like a safe harbour, where we feel secure and where we trust that we have someone always there to whom we could turn to when we need them the most. This bonding helps to build a trust and hope that, no matter what, we have people to be with us in our toughest times. It is through a family that we learn the values of love, trust, hope, belief, cultures, morals, traditions and every little matter that concerns to us. A strong foundation for any individual comes from being with a supportive family.
Being part of a blessed family is one among the greatest gifts that we get in life. In fact the first gift that we get from God. To have parents, who support us, teach us values in life, and gives us a strong foundation in character, teach us the importance of love and being loved, trust to be there for one another and many other morals that could be obtained only from a family. A gift not only with lovable parents, but siblings who care and love us beyond themselves. We cannot buy or demand all these things in life, as we are being given to understand their importance.
Not having a strong family base, may end up in troubles only. A child who does not feel loved or cared, will always turn to ways where he would find them and it may at times lead him in the wrong path. Even at that point, there is no one to correct him and guide him. The absence of a family is like vacuum, there is nothing that could fill it.
To be part of a happy family, one should always thank God for the blessing we have in lives, as having a family who cares and loves us is the greatest blessing that any person could get in life. When we see broken families for reasons of their own, we should always remind ourselves, how lucky we are to be a part of a family that has been and will be with us all through our lives.
Family should be our priority, and love them with all your heart, as everything else you could get as per your choice, but getting good parents and siblings is a choice that is made by God and you can never demand it!