What matters?

Let’s talk about family. How many of you have aunts and uncles that aren’t related to you genetically, but only by the heart? What about sisters? Brothers? I’ve mentioned before that I sometimes say “some people are family and some people are just related”. Some friends and I were discussing the kids of relationships I mentioned above, and one of them said something that immediately struck a chord with me. Her words were, “DNA only matters if you are watching CSI.”

That’s so true, isn’t it? When it comes to connections between people, I’ve found that genetic relationship means very little. It’s a help to build a relationship based on it’s own merits, but it’s not enough on it’s own.