Posts supplemental to the Project365 are few and far between here, so hopefully they have their own level of significance by default.
My family was a little whacked out when I was a kid. My father was non-existent and my mother’s family was a few thousand miles away so we were mostly on our own. As a result we had many families. Some we were adopted into and others were the result of place and circumstance, but where blood failed us, there was a depth of care that I can’t explain.