My CousinsI am not related by blood to most of my cousins only by law but I am closser to them then I am to my Mom, brother or sister. There is nothing I wouldn't do for them, thats not to say I don't love my mom, brother or sister I do but I am not as close to them as I am to my cousins. Which is strange as I live within a 30 mins drive from them but over 300 miles away from my cousins!
Whenever I talk about my family I am talking about my cousins, they are what I consider my true family as I do not ever doubt how much they love me and the fact they would do anything for me. My mom, well read my other posts for the details but we don't always see eye to eye, my brother has so many problems and my sister is screwed up in the head but she has been getting better. I always feel like they rely on me to much and are not there for me like a true family should be. They don't know me as well either and we never do family things together- I would actually go out of my way, spend loads of cash, do whatever was needed to aviod Christmas with them. However for my cousins I would give the world to send even spend the day with them.
I sometime wish I was closer to my blood family but have after much pain and tears realised that blood doesn't matter when it comes to family. It is about how people treat each other and how much they care and how far they would go for someone. Hence I count my non blood related family as my true family- a sad result of a broken and screwed up up-bringing