Family. One of my favorite words.
The best thing about the word family is that it can mean so many things. The dictionary defines it as a group of people connected by ancestry, this is certainly one definition, but family can mean so much more than that. For me, a family is created when people come together out of love, mutual respect, caring, listening, sharing and necessity. So whomever it is you care for, spend time with, respect, admire and want to be around - then they are the people you love - and that means ( in my book at least) that they are family.