Family means the world to me. My grandparents basically raised my brother and me because our mother was not around as much as she should have been. Fortunate for us, they were able to give us everything we needed. My mother's brother and sister are only ten and twelve years older than I am, so I consider them to be more like a brother and sister.
Even though I do not know my father’s side of the family, I would still consider my family pretty large. I am one of the few people my age that I know, that are lucky enough to not only have their grandparents still alive, but also have four great grandparents, still juking. I may not have everything I want, but I have everything I need. I could not have asked for a better life.