Where a blood relation sobs, an intimate friend should choke up, a distant acquaintance should sigh, a stranger should merely fumble sympathetically with his handkerchief.
I have learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you'll miss them when they're gone from your life.
To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there.
Your family and your love must be cultivated like a garden. Time, effort, and imagination must be summoned constantly to keep any relationship flourishing and growing.