People often say: “You can pick your friends but not your family”, I disagree though. Family isn’t pure by bloodline, but formed by the unity of different souls.
Friends can turn into sisters or brothers, neighbours turn into uncles or aunts. You live together, laugh together and cry together. You allow them to enter your heart. To link your souls together. That, to me, is family.
There’s a beautiful quote about family:
The family is both the fundamental unit of society as well as the root of culture. It is a perpetual source of encouragement, advocacy, assurance, and emotional refueling that empowers a child to venture with confidence into the greater world and to become all that he can be.”