I love watching TV series. I usually watch NCIS, Criminal minds, CSI (Las Vegas, though now its just CSI, Cyber Unit which I haven’t had the chance to watch just yet), Hawaii Five-0, Bones. Last week, I’m on NCIS New Orleans. This particular episode hit me. It was a story about a a gay couple whose daughter was abducted. Its not really about the action, the suspense, but how they are as a family. Growing up we were taught that a family consist of a father, mother and siblings. But as I grow up its all about the people who loves you unconditionally and deeply.
Let me give you a peak to mine. Normally, as what society dictates, consist of a mother, father and children. When I was growing up I have a mother, 2 dads and siblings. No, my mom isn’t promiscuous, its just that certain circumstance lead to her being separated from her first husband. But that’s not the end of it. My stepdad (my mother’s first husband) had emphysema. Though separated, they still live in the same house. So when my mom met my dad, my dad knew of the situation but didn’t mind at all. He took care of all of us, and yes even my stepdad. It was not all fairy tale but we our house was full of love. My mom and dad would work, while I stay with my siblings with my step dad. I had convulsions , I usually have this epileptic streak every now and again when I was young. My stepdad was the last face I see whenever I had those “moments” and his face is also the first face I see whenever I come to. That is love. He’s not my real dad but he loves me and he’s there for me. So you see, not all unconventional family is dysfunctional, sometimes those kinds of family is the best any kid could ever hope and pray for. And I can truly say I am really blessed to be born into my family, though not perfect as how society sees it but it was all I ever need. Cheers to us with unconventional families!