It's a phrase we all must've heard,
Whether as scolding advice or simple fact.
It's not one that I believe.
It's as well intended as any so-called words of wisdom get,
But the intentions are where its honesty ends.
Family is important
But sometimes blood is not enough to mend.
Family can betray us just as easily as anyone else can.
That's a fact that we all try to keep far away from our hearts,
Hidden in the deepest, darkest corners of our own subconscious minds.
That's part of what makes it so much harder to believe when it finds its way into our lives.
Family is important,
But some things are more important.
Trust is thicker than water, and
Love is thicker than blood.