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Family

What does family mean?
Using Google, Dictionary, Family
https://www.google.com/search?q=Dictionary#dobs=family

There are several different definitions for the word Family.
Here is my favorite definition for the word Family from the Google Dictionary site:
*”a group of people related to one another by blood or marriage.”

Easter 2019 Family

Why this one? I have family members who are blood-related to me. But I also have family members who are not blood-related to me. They are the ones who I’ve gained through my relationship with my husband of more than thirty years. They’ve taught me that life can be rough. When rough times interrupt in life, the family will be there to help you through.

My Husband’s Anniversary = Family

When the family has a set of parents who have been raised to help push through those hard times, it makes those times seem easy. My husband’s parents marriage is one that I will always cherish. His parents have kept this family together. They believe in us because we believe in them. And when you have people believing in you, you begin to believe in yourself.

1989 Our Wedding Day, with both set’s of my husband’s grandparents = Family

When using the website: https://www.biblestudytools.com/dictionary/family/
The first line says for Foundation:
“The Bible is the world’s great teacher of monogamy–the union for life of one man and one woman in marriage as the basis of the family.”
This definition sum’s up my husband’s parent’s and grandparents.

As his parents are beginning to get up in age, and needing more help, it’s us the family they have built who will be the ones to help them. Just as our family will be going over a few bumping patches in the next few months, the family will be standing on a strong foundation. The foundation, that my husband parents, grandparents, siblings, children, in-laws, nieces, and nephews that have all helped build. We each are a part of the foundation in one way or another.

When using the website: https://www.biblestudytools.com/dictionary/family/
The first line says for Foundation:
“The Bible is the world’s great teacher of monogamy–the union for life of one man and one woman in marriage as the basis of the family.”
This definition sum’s up my husband’s parent’s and grandparents.

When using the website: https://av1611.com/kjbp/kjv-dictionary/family.html
States the follwing: (Which I do not take credit for)
KJV Dictionary Definition: family
family
FAM’ILY, n. L. familia

1. The collective body of persons who live in one house and under one head or manager; a household, including parents, children and servants, and as the case may be, lodgers or boarders.

2. Those who descend from one common progenitor; a tribe or race; kindred; lineage. Thus the Israelites were a branch of the family of Abraham; and the descendants of Reuben, of Manasseh, &c., were called their families. The whole human race are the family of Adam, the human family.

3. Course of descent; genealogy; line of ancestors.

Go and complain thy family is young.

4. Honorable descent; noble or respectable stock. He is a man of family.

5. A collection or union of nations or states.

The states of Europe were, by the prevailing maxims of its policy, closely united in one family.

6. In popular language, an order, class or genus of animals or of other natural productions, having something in common, by which they are distinguished from others; as, quadrupeds constitute a family of animals, and we speak of the family or families of plants.


Definitions from Webster’s American Dictionary of the English Language, 1828.

As you can see from my picture’s I’ve shared, each person holds a piece in our relationship and foundation. WE thank each and everyone of you.

Websites:

https://www.google.com/search?q=Dictionary#dobs=family

https://www.biblestudytools.com/dictionary/family/

https://av1611.com/kjbp/kjv-dictionary/family.html



Author:

Wife of 30 years to my high school sweetheart Jon. Mother of 2 adult children, grandmother of 2 granddaughters. Pet lover of 6 dogs, 2 fish and 1 cat. I love genealogy and learning more about my ancestries. I like paying it forward through genealogy also. In enjoy crafts, reading, shopping, antiques and much more.

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