2
Oct

Five Minute Friday - family

Every Friday we unite for five minutes. Only five minutes, that's all we get, that's all we have. And then, right where we are, no edits or second-thoughts, we publish those words. This week, we write on family.
Go.

It's defined by Friday night family movie night
with pizza
and the fireplace
and snuggles
and heavy blankets
and warmth
and laughter
and sometimes tears
and love
and snuggles
and holding hands
and holding on tight.

It's defined by Sunday breakfast
and pancakes
and music
and dancing
and gooey goodness
and too much food
and I love yous
and Olive Juice family flowing.

It's defined as tantrums
and mistakes
and I'm sorrys
and learning
and growing
and becoming who you want them to be
and tears of joy
tears of sadness
tears of frustration
tears of anger
tears of fear.

It's defined by a heavy weight
that sits on your soul
but makes you feel light as a feather.
It's defined by two worlds
two lives that contradict each other
but somehow fit.

It is defined by friendships
and those you get to pick to be your family.
And their laughter
and comfort
and light.

It is defined by finding your person.
Your rock
your stable
your balance
and learning and growing and changing with them.

It is defined by time.
And fleeting
and changes
and growing pains
and learning to let go of what was because of what is to come.

And yes,
it is defined by love.
Too much love
so much that it bursts and fixes all you have broken
all they have broken.
Love that binds
love that is always enough
love that means trust
and faith
and forgiveness
and honesty
and careful
and take care of me, be careful with me.

It is defined by what we created.
What we wished and wanted.
It is what I have been searching my whole life for,
family.

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