Family is the most important and valuable gift from God. It is the first lesson in relationships with others. It is how we identify with others and how we view ourselves. It is where most of us learn to trust or be trusted. It is where we get the longest and most valuable lessons on love and sacrifice, responsibility and organization of managing ourselves to meet the needs of others important to us. It is putting others before ourselves.
Family is not only the blood ties, but the love bonds that exist; whether friends, colleagues, biological or adopted family. It is respect and unconditional love, no matter what.