I used to think that I was not so much of family person. I was very into my career (and I still am!), my hobbies, and all the things to do with everything this life has to offer. But then at some point, as many things happened, many people left and moved on with their very own life, I started to realize that at least, I’ll always have my families to come home.
Everytime I make mistakes, my families always find a way to forgive me.
Everytime I’m sick, my families will be the ones taking care of me.
Everytime I’m hurt, my families will always be on my corner no matter what.
Everytime I’m defeated, my families are there to support my back.
And everytime I’m winning, my families are genuinely celebrating my victories with me.
The real families won’t break my heart just because they envy me. They make time for me. They don’t walk away when things between us got ugly. When things are broken, we fix them together, we don’t throw them all away as if they meant nothing to each and everyone of us. We did fall apart, but we stick together, because what we chase is being a family; the real one, until our very last breath.
At this point, I’ve started believing that we should really find a life partner who has a very strong bond with their own families. Staying close to families for decades is never an easy thing. We make mistakes and we make it up to each other, over and over again. If they manage to do that with their families, then most likely, when someday we are a part of their future families as their husband or wife, they will also be able to commit with us as a lifetime partner.
Put your families first, because at the end of the day, they are the only ones who will always wait for you to come back home.