To me, family means trust. Family means unconditional love despite emotions. Family means EVERYTHING! Family is not necessarily blood related or marriage related. Family means people who you can feel 100% yourself with 100% of the time and even when you're a jerk, they still forgive you and love you anyway.
I just have to say I LOVE LOVE LOVE my family! I'm so excited to see my immediate family. My mom got here yesterday, my siblings get here tomorrow. They just LOVE me so much, and make me feel so good about being ME. Very few people do that for me, but my mom and siblings are some of the few.
Let's hope everything goes well. Pray that I'll be able to keep my hormones under control and my emotions in check. Believe me, I'll need it!
Also, I must say that I really, really like Bob and his entire family that I've had the chance to get to know. I'm not sure how they are feeling about the whole situation, but I'm really hoping to gain lots more family through this experience.