Found Families

Updated: Nov 18, 2019

“This is my family. I found it all on my own. It’s little, and broken, but still good. Yeah, still good.” Stitch says this towards the end of Lilo and Stitch and I’ve got to admit, it makes me cry whenever I watch it.

Some people are lucky enough to be born into a family that looks like a Norman Rockwell painting. Grandparents and parents and siblings all gathered around and supportive of each other through life’s ups and downs.

Many of us still have that picture when we think of family, even if statistics point towards more blended families, single parent families, or other configurations altogether. The important thing that makes a family has less to do with legal bonds or blood bonds and more to do with the emotions present in that Norman Rockwell painting: love and support.