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Blogging for LGBT Families!

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Today is the Third Annual Blogging for LGBT* Families day, so I thought I would show my support for all families by posting a few relevant quotes about love and family. Family is a combination of people who are related to us by birth *and* people with whom we've chosen to share our lives. There is no single "standard" to which all families must conform; people who love one another, and want to share their lives together - in any arrangement - deserve to be called a "family," and have the acceptance and support of those around them.


The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family.
~ Thomas Jefferson

I have learned not to worry about love;
But to honor its coming with all my heart.

~ Alice Walker

It's not only children who grow. Parents do too. As much as we watch to see what our children do with their lives, they are watching us to see what we do with ours. I can't tell my children to reach for the sun. All I can do is reach for it, myself.
~ Joyce Maynard

The minute I heard my first love story,
I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was.
Lovers don't finally meet somewhere.
They're in each other all along.

~ Rumi

The family. We were a strange little band of characters trudging through life sharing diseases and toothpaste, coveting one another's desserts, hiding shampoo, borrowing money, locking each other out of our rooms, inflicting pain and kissing to heal it in the same instant, loving, laughing, defending, and trying to figure out the common thread that bound us all together.
~ Erma Bombeck

A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten, and the future worth living for.
~ Anonymous



And finally:

Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.

~ Dr. Seuss (Theodore Geisel)



* Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender, for anyone who might not have known this.

Comments

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joyliveshere
Jun. 2nd, 2008 08:15 pm (UTC)
Nice quotes, thanks. I like the Rumi verse and the Dr. Seuss quote the best, but they're all really nice.
synergy
Jun. 2nd, 2008 09:26 pm (UTC)
LGBT
Nice. I think The Erma Bombeck quote is my favorite. Thank you for posting!
tmkr
Jun. 3rd, 2008 10:39 am (UTC)
Love (1)

Dr. Seuss rules.
bbmgirlfan
Jun. 3rd, 2008 06:58 pm (UTC)
Love the quotes!

Especially the Erma Bombeck and Dr. Seuss quotes.

Great post.
here_be_dragons
Jun. 3rd, 2008 09:17 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Those are my two favorites, too. :)
passarinha
Jun. 3rd, 2008 11:44 pm (UTC)
Very nice!! I had no idea this holiday existed but I'm thrilled it does. And it's so true, family we create is just as significant as the family we're related to biologically.
here_be_dragons
Jun. 4th, 2008 05:13 am (UTC)
This is the first year I'd heard about it, too, but I think it's a wonderful idea for raising awareness. Especially in California, right now - we're probably going to have a ballot initiative to fight come November. :)
cscottd
Jun. 4th, 2008 04:55 am (UTC)
Nice quotes!
here_be_dragons
Jun. 4th, 2008 05:12 am (UTC)
I LOVE your icon. The penultimate episode of Torchwood, S1 was SO FREAKING AWESOME from the standpoint of "defyin ur labelz." I was in tears. Literally.
cscottd
Jun. 4th, 2008 05:23 am (UTC)
I love the line "You people and your quaint little categories..." :)
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