Family. It is a big term and encapsulates so much. It is a lifetime of throwing doors shut, angry walkouts, sibling bickering and rivalry, silent treatments and imposed curfews. Somehow your immediate family becomes just a little irrelevant in your teenage years where you embrace your peers as your most essential social necessity. Add some extra years on top and you might turn around, surprised that you have never noticed the group of people who have granted you unconditionally love, regardless of the awkward family occasions.

So we know this. We know how deep love runs. Sure you can utter the words and appreciate these people in that way. The greatest indication of love, however, is the time you give them. No need for a poem recital or a tearstained speech. All it takes is togetherness and you’ll be able to convey more than you could possibly put into words anyway.