Before he can devote himself to God or a woman, a boy will devote himself to his father, even foolishly, even beyond explanation.
The 5 People You Meet In Heaven (Mitch Albom)
The most important thing in life is your family. There are days you love them, and others you don’t. But, in the end, they’re the people you always come home to. Sometimes it’s the family you’re born into and sometimes it’s the one you make for yourself.
Sex & the City
All families have problems. Mine especially. But I love them without end. Not because they’re blood—but because we rely on each other… when others scurry away. We can not talk for weeks, and we can pick up right where we left off—in the midst of conversation and friendly embraces. That’s what family is all about.
Family. There is nothing more important. They’re the ones who show up when we are in trouble. The ones who push us to succeed. The ones who help keep our secrets.
And although we certainly had our struggles and heart aches over the years we’re a family of survivors and we will always be.
The thing about family is that you don’t necessarily like what they do but you stick by them.
It was nice growing up with someone like you – someone to lean on, someone to count on… someone to tell on!
A sibling may be the keeper of one’s identity, the only person with the keys to one’s unfettered, more fundamental self.
Our siblings push buttons that cast us in roles we felt sure we had let go of long ago – the baby, the peacekeeper, the caretaker, the avoider…. It doesn’t seem to matter how much time has elapsed or how far we’ve traveled.
Jane Mersky Leder
To the outside world we all grow old. But not to brothers and sisters. We know each other as we always were. We know each other’s hearts. We share private family jokes. We remember family feuds and secrets, family griefs and joys. We live outside the touch of time.
Our siblings. They resemble us just enough to make all their differences confusing, and no matter what we choose to make of this, we are cast in relation to them our whole lives long.
Susan Scarf Merrell
Sibling relationships – and 80 percent of Americans have at least one – outlast marriages, survive the death of parents, resurface after quarrels that would sink any friendship. They flourish in a thousand incarnations of closeness and distance, warmth, loyalty and distrust.
Erica E. Goode
Your siblings are the only people in the world who know what it’s like to have been brought up the way you were.
You can kid the world. But not your sister.
Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.
If you look deeply into the palm of your hand, you will see your parents and all generations of your ancestors. All of them are alive in this moment. Each is present in your body. You are the continuation of each of these people.
Thich Nhat Hanh
In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future.
Other things may change us, but we start and end with family
Lord protect my family that I might live only to hold them again for all else is but shadows and dust.
If you forget your family, you forget your friendship, your relationship, your childhood memories, and yourself.
This is my family. I found it, all on my own. It’s little, and broken, but still good. Yeah, still good.
Lilo and Stitch
Ohana means family, family means nobody gets left behind. Or forgotten.
Lilo and Stitch