I grew up with this phrase, “Blood is thicker than water.” I always felt guilty when there was some family member that i wasn’t fuzzy about. I would think, “If it weren’t for us being related, I wouldn’t even associate with you.” Is that wrong?
Here is my hope. My children will love us for who we are and how we have treated them. We were loving, caring, supportive. We built them up. We were not harsh or punitive. We encouraged their endeavours. It is my hope that our children will want to be associated with us and want to be around us. They will not be bound by some strange bloodline, but rather by merit.