Over the course of my life i have come to believe, we are forever bound to those with whom we share blood. As such this bond gives the ability to define ourselves by our family.. from birth we share their names, entrust them to protect that which we hold most dear. we value them above all others. And yet in most cases we are inevitably forced apart, putting to test, the very bond which bounds us together. I have come to believe also that this family bond can be our greatest strength or our deepest regret. Family is a liability and our loved ones are our weakness. And while we may not choose our families, this bond blesses us with an immeasurable power. But we must also accept what comes with it. This bond gives us the responsibility to love without apology. We can never waver from the power of that bond even if it is tested. This bond nourishes us, gives us strength. Without this bond, that power, we are nothing. Inevitably while we may be forced apart, children in particular turn their backs on those who raised them, seeking lives of their own, they see a family as a terrible burden. Family can be our greatest power or our own undoing. The choice is yours.