Growing up my family was definitely not the norm. As a matter-of-fact, I think I was the only one of my group whose parents were divorced. But I had my ma, and my grandma, and my "brudder," and of course a smathering of aunts, uncles and cousins. We were far from the most dysfunctional family in town though we did have our moments.
Things today are a wee bit more off kilter, but we are still family. I am beyond grateful for them. They're mine and I love them.
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