Have you ever felt like you might have been born in the wrong family?
I never really thought about it until I was late teens but I am a bit more conservative then my family, and although I have the same drive to service, most things never matched. I liked different foods, thought of things differently, felt displaced in my family from as early as I can remember it. I never bonded quite a much with my family as most kids did even with no-so great parents. I was striving to be accepted but they even would seem to make a point to tell me how much I meant to them and they were grateful but as the years wore away and my family and I got estranged it has been outsiders who are now mostly my family and closest friends.
This is one reason I am looking into foster parenting or mentoring children and teens, because part of me feels like for a few of them, I (and my family) might be something good in their lives like the people who have entered my life.