My Idea of the Ideal Family

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Essay 2: My Idea of the Ideal Family
It amazes me how things change. When I was young I wanted a big family; now I feel lucky to have any family, but want everyone to be family. The way everything in life is constantly changing, what I believed as a child, even though it may be distorted in many ways now, but the basic concept I had of the world being a wonderful place, people getting along, being happy and good conquering evil is still very much alive. As life has progressed and so much has changed in the world around us all, so has my idea of the ideal family and several of my thoughts of what life for my family should be like; in hopes that someday this family will be a reality.
As a child, I thought very differently about what I wanted
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I had been married twice and divorced twice before I was twenty-three years old, so the living happily ever after being married life fail short a long time ago. I did find out years ago, that I certainly did not need to be married to love; I did not need anything but to open my heart. Since I left home in my teens and moved away from all of my natural family in my early twenties, I have learned that there is so much more than just one’s own natal family and being from the Bible belt, there were just too many beliefs that my birth family has that I just do not completely agree with, thus religion left a lot to be desired for me, even though I do have a very spiritual side, which has led me to believe in loving all things.
Moreover, believing that everyone and everything is a miracle in its self and being open to any and all things being possible, has definitely had an impact on my thinking, feelings and beliefs about the world and all I see, do not see, know and do not know being a part of this family. People, animals, vegetation, the land, the sky, everything around are amazing; the curiosities of how things work, why things happen, how things happen, just everything are truly astonishing and I really feel a connection with it all, which has led me to believe in this unity. I like the quote “To me every hour of the light and dark is a miracle. Every cubic inch of space is a miracle.” says Walt Whitman. I realize now what a miracle I am, along with all my biological

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