Three More Days, Three More Quotes (2)

This a second challenge to post three quotes in three days and challenge someone else!  My friend Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha at A Cooking Pot and Twisted Tales has asked me to join.  Jacqueline’s blog is a lovely combination of stories both fact and fiction, poetry and proverb.  Please go visit her!

Today I challenge:  Pamela at K Phoenix!

Here is my quote for today:

“I don’t care about whose DNA has recombined with whose.  When everything goes to hell, the people who stand by you without flinching, they are your family.”  – Jim Butcher

Do you have a tribe?  A group of people you love as much as any blood relative?  I do.  They are the people who I can go on vacation with and I don’t care that they see me first thing in the morning with bed head and no makeup.   You can show up at their house in yoga pants for movie night.  They love me whether I’m funny and entertaining or grouchy and miserable.  They can tell me the truth if I ask if that dress makes me look fat!  We can burp out loud in front of one another and not be embarrassed.  I will love their children, I will dog-sit their dogs.  I will cry with them and they with me.  I can confide my deepest fears, most personal heartbreaks and share my greatest joys.  I don’t have biological brothers and sisters, but I have a tribe.  That’s my real family.

 

45 thoughts on “Three More Days, Three More Quotes (2)

      1. Ha! No not problems! Just loneliness! Not only was I an only child but I grew up in a very rural area so even getting together with friends from school was tough. No neighborhood for kids to gather. On top of that, my father was an only child and my mother’s only brother never had children so I didn’t have any first cousins either! Needless to say, I spent a lot of time in my own head! And reading! Despite it all, I turned out ok, (depending on who you ask!) Anything else you want to know? I’m not easily embarrassed, either!

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      2. Oh I see…. I can kind of relate to that a bit as I was out of the way too. But not as much as you were I think.
        I’m not sure if I turned out ok… like yourself it depends whoyou ask lol
        There probably is other stuff I want to know but I should really be polite and let you ask, I’m not easily embarrased either! 😛

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    1. We only children do have some quirky characteristics! I talk out loud to myself, I start conversations in my head that I think I’m saying out loud and then the person I am talking to is baffled… Oh, I could go on! We all have very active imaginations, though!

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      1. I was an only child for the first 5 years of my life and I am convinced that is why I have such an (over) active imagination. I love being the parent of an only child though. I feel like I have been able to get to know him so much better than if my attention and energy had to be spread around to more than one. 🙂

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  1. In the end — all you need is people who will stand by you. I have countless blood relatives that I don’t even talk to. Granted, I’m close with my immediate family — just not anyone else. Building your own tribe seems a lot better. At least you can pick and choose which ones you want! Love the quote.

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