I have a little sister, a younger sister who is the light of my life. She is the main character in 80% of my stories and her name is constantly bouncing off of my tongue. Inevitably the question always arises, “So… how are you related?” It is painfully clear we are not blood related. The story of how we are sisters/ but not step-sisters/but not, simply friends/but WAY more, frequently follows. It appears that the average person frowns upon me calling her my sister due to our parents lack of a “legal” bond. We are often labeled friends. As a result, I feel our relationship, our love, our bond greater than blood, is universally dismissed.
There are certain family members who would never miss any family event, be it Thanksgiving, special birthday celebration , Sunday Bar-B-Q or G-d forbid funeral.This is my cousin. Since a family is constantly expanding and there are always new faces at each event, my cousin always has to introduce his other half as his partner. His partner. His business partner? …
i think.. if you’re lucky enough to have found & formed a new family.. whether you happen to be of the same gender.. or of the opposite sex-
you’ve found u’r para-wife, para-husband, u’r para spouse.
I’m a teacher of thirty years and have met many kids from different walks of life. However, we are all essentially the same, no matter where we have come from or who our family happens to be. I am always concerned when one of the students, or their parents introduce themselves as “step-mom” and their child as,——“this is my stepson…
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