Family....

At StoneSoup we have had a lot of talk about family.  What does family mean... Webster describes family as

Definition of FAMILY

1
: a group of individuals living under one roof and usually under one head : household
2
a : a group of persons of common ancestry : clan b : a people or group of peoples regarded as deriving from a common stock : race
3
a : a group of people united by certain convictions or a common affiliation : fellowship b : the staff of a high official (as the President)
4
: a group of things related by common characteristics: as a : a closely related series of elements or chemical compounds b : a group of soils with similar chemical and physical properties (as texture, pH, and mineral content) that comprise a category ranking above the series and below the subgroup in soil classification c : a group of related languages descended from a single ancestral language
5
a : the basic unit in society traditionally consisting of two parents rearing their children; also : any of various social units differing from but regarded as equivalent to the traditional family <a single-parent family> b : spouse and children <want to spend more time with my family>
6
a : a group of related plants or animals forming a category ranking above a genus and below an order and usually comprising several to many genera b in livestock breeding (1) : the descendants or line of a particular individual especially of some outstanding female (2) : an identifiable strain within a breed
7
: a set of curves or surfaces whose equations differ only in parameters
8
: a unit of a crime syndicate (as the Mafia) operating within a geographic area
I think Two sums us up.

b : a people or group of peoples regarded as deriving from a common stock : race
Sometimes our chosen family is the only family that will understand what is going on.  We choice these people and they choice us.
I am thankful to be apart of this community.  And thankful to call the people in it apart of my family.
Do tell about your chosen family and why they have become important to you....
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Penny Shurte

Penny Shurte is a freelance photographer out of Beavercreek, Ohio. She is an avid gardener, a lover of traveling, a wife, caregiver, a pet mom and a person that can make you smile. You just never know where you might find her or what she might be getting into and writing about.


Penny Shurte is a freelance photographer out of Beavercreek, Ohio. She is an avid gardener, a lover of traveling, a wife, caregiver, a pet mom and a person that can make you smile. You just never know where you might find her or what she might be getting into and writing about.