Monday, June 7, 2010

The Value Of A Family

It's so funny, that I can see a cute pillow and go off on a tangent. These Family Pillows are available at Chiasso HERE

They are adorable, and I love the way each possible family configuration is included.

Family. The blended family. A family made by adopting. The traditional family made by giving birth. The family of just two people without children. The empty nest family. The single person family who has pets. The family formed by a circle of friends. The family at the workplace. or at school.

This morning on the local news it was announced that the state legislature is wrapping it up for the Summer recess, and that a number of bills are piling up to be pushed through at the last minute.

One of them involves preventing same sex couples from adopting. This deeply saddens and disturbs me, that the value of a family is not being understood and supported.

What do you think about what makes a family?

10 comments:

The Gimlet Eye said...

Amen, sister! We unfortunately live in such a socially conservative state. I read about the proposed bill and, even worse, I was not surprised. Let's hope for better things and positive social change in our future? Great post!

Living It At Home said...

Those are cute pillows! I just wanted to stop by and say hello and let you know that I mentioned your blog in my post today!

Have a wonderful day with your lovely family!

Kwana said...

That is very sad and I love these cute pillows.

Julio said...

Thank you V for this inspiring post. I love the pillows. As a gay parent that has adopted a child, my sincere hopes that the bill to prevent LGBT couples from adopting is thrown out.

xoxo
Julio

La Petite Gallery said...

Love makes a family...
yvonne

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Ahhh...I think a family is one of nature's masterpieces...in whatever way shape or form fits your soul. Yep.

my favorite and my best said...

family to me is people who love and take care of each other...period. no relation necessary.

Anonymous said...

Family, to me, can't be defined in a bill for elected officials to vote on.

Hello Lover... said...

This saddens me and angers me. Family can mean something different to anyone and I don't understand how government thinks it has the right to define that. Any people that love eachother and look out for one anothers best interests to me are family. Hopefully this is not just something that gets pushed through at the last minute. I could continue to rant but I'll stop here.

Lovely pillows.

Oonafey said...

I think life should be about what makes an individual happy. (As long a that doesn't involve hurting other people of course.)