Family is Forever

Family is forever

In the years of your life when you’re growing up from a child to an adult, you take almost everything for granted. That time you’re kind of stuck in a very artificial, a very materialistic world around you. That materialistic world is actually something you find pleasure in. It sort of provides the growth you need in life – financial growth. Little do you realize that money is something you anyways ought to earn but what about the emotional growth, the psychological growth? You are happy since you feel that you are lucky enough to make it big in life. Everything is happening exactly the way you want it to be. You’re happy being a free spirit until one day when things start to change.

You start to realize that life isn’t that simple. The world is a mean place. You start feeling that pain which a lot of people were having all along but you didn’t realize they did, since your world was perfect. That is the time when you start counting your blessings and you finally realize that you were lucky all along, and you could remain a free spirit not only because of who you are but mainly because you are blessed with a family that never left your side. A family that chose to accept you exactly the way you are, and let you fly. A family that loves you so much that you never ever had the need to search for love outside. A family that is your life.

You grew up from a baby to a child, and then to a teenager and finally an adult. You came across all kinds of people – good, bad, and the ugly. You had experiences that left you wondering about life and its complexity, also sometimes about its beauty. The dynamics you had with people constantly changed since people are materialistic. But one thing that remained constant throughout was the connection, the dynamic and the bonding you had with your family. That just didn’t change and if at all it did, was for the better. In fact it was for so much better.

Every moment no matter how awesome or disgusting , your family stood by you. Took your happiness as their own, took your achievements as their own, and took your strife too, as entirely as their own. When the world left you to fend for yourself, your family provided you with the warmth that gave you so much of comfort; you forgot all your misery. When the world judged you for being different, your family celebrated that difference and taught you to stand out every single time. It taught you to be at a spot in your life which people crave for. That was the time you felt so grateful and wondered every single time – what would have you ever done without your family?

You felt that – yes now you’ve finally grown. You start drawing comparisons to people entering in your life. The more you think about your family, the more grateful you feel for them having you in their lives, at a place so special that just cannot be substituted. A place they proudly let you own. A place they will never give to anyone else. That is the time you know for sure that the place you have for your family will also. never ever be substituted. Nobody in the world can take that spot ever. It can never be worth it to share that spot. That spot is for your family exclusively. The more you love your family, the less is the need to understand the world around since it isn’t worth it. Never was, never will be. The world at large is a selfish place. But my world comprises my family and that is beautiful. So damn beautiful. Don’t really care what the world outside is up to. Let it remain mean. Let it never understand you. Let it test you. Let it give you all the pain. It’ll just make you stronger.

Who needs the world when you have a kick-ass family with a support system that is rock solid? I owe my family everything. My folks are my world 🙂

“Having a place to go – is a home. Having someone to love – is a family. Having both – is a blessing.”


Akriti Mattu


  1. Hi Akriti. I read your comment on Anne’s blog a couple of days ago, checked out your blog, and guess what? You have just won 2 awards. The first one is the Dragon’s Loyalty Award, with a lot of hoops to jump through, and the second one is a new one that I created, called the Angel Award, with no hoops at all, except to pass it on to all of the angels in your life. You have become a new angel in my life. So stop by my train wrecked kitchen at Kentucky Angel’s Train Wrecks, and pick up your awards. And if you like what you read you will eventually meet some of my enormous family.

  2. Akriti i thought you write only on big topics like war,feminism etc.
    This is so good.if you didn’t write this i was planning to write something similar to this some day on my blog.now no need.
    yes i always owe to my family for all i have and you might don’t believe me-the things
    which we usually share with our friends only,even that i can share with my parents.
    i thank god for giving me such nice parents.They are our first teachers and our home is our first school right?
    i have heard lot of people saying i did this,i achieved that,i am self made etc.but the truth is we even owe our body we live in
    to them right?

  3. The only people on whom you can trust blindly are from your family itself. I know its little about writing and more about emotions but I will say it .. nicely written ! Keep it up. 🙂

      • My pleasure! I’m still holding onto your blog, its pretty much same what I think of world, feeling related. Besides that I think you are a wonderful writer too. It would be pleasure if someday you can write a guest post for my blog that will inspire people. 🙂

        Also, I would appreciate if you visit my site http://nishabd.com/ and help to promote by liking its fb page. 😀

  4. I feel honoured. Thanks for considering me worthy enough. I will definitely write. You can tell me what areas inspire you.

    As for your website, will visit it for sure and i’ll be glad to promote it, not on facebook though, but on twitter. It has a much wider base 🙂

  5. Thank you so much ! And yes, you can write about anything that will inspire people live a better life, m not talking about financial life though. Let it be related to day to day life, wherein people could understand the meaning of life in much better way through. 🙂

    • Sure i’ll get back once i’m on it 🙂

      Promoted your website on my TL on Twitter. I’m sure my followers will visit.

  6. I am glad your family is like this. All people did not have families like thid.
    I enjoy your posts, especially midfulness ones.
    Keep writing,

  7. Family is everything. You know it; you live it. And you want your home to reflect that commitment and your walls to remind you ‘cause there’ll be rough days too.

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