I am thankful for my families by choice. I like to refer to them as the family that you choose instead of the family that you are born too. These are the people who are your best friends, members of your church, or members of a group. They are those who you can communicate to with a look. I had my second family really enter my life after high school. My best friend moved an hour away. I would spend two or three weekends each month at her place. Her parents had a huge influence on my life. I have too many to list, but I love them as much as my birth family. I will always be grateful that they chose me.