“The older you get, the more family is everything.” – NF

Families get on our nerves, push our buttons, and disagree at times, but they always have our backs. When friends come and go and significant others move on to someone new, we can always count on our family to dry our tears and help us back up.

As young adults and teenagers, we tend to take our family for granted. We stay out too late with our friends and get annoyed too easily at our dad’s lame jokes. We might snap at our parents due to teenage angst. Also, we do not really appreciate them until we get out in the world and realize that we actually need our moms and dads.

Ultimately, when we don’t really have a clue what we’re doing, we need that guidance and support from family.

The following photos and clips show what makes family so important, and why we should always cherish them no matter what we go through in life. If you have old family photos that you would like to have digital copies of, you may get in touch with companies like https://everpresent.com/photos-to-digital/.

Here are 15 photos that show why family is the best thing ever:

1. No matter how many years apart family is, they always come together.

100 years apart. My grandfather on his 103rd birthday with my 3 year old daughter. Picture is priceless to me.
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2. This is some of the best news you can receive. Never take time with your family for granted.

My mother just got confirmation from her doctor… CANCER FREE!
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3. You can just see this mom brimming with pride when her daughter won an award for academic excellence.

The amount of pride
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4. This awesome dad brought some holiday cheer to his community much to the surprise of his loved ones!

My dad was Santa at our local Petsmart, was not expecting this
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5. This mom cooked a Thanksgiving dinner all by herself. What an awesome woman!

My family’s Thanksgiving Hero. Cooking by herself non-stop all day. Thanks, Mom.
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6. Five generations of beautiful women in one picture. What a beautiful family!

Five generations of women in a family.
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7. What an original and thoughtful Mother’s Day gift!

I know this is mostly for cute animals but this mini bouquet I made for my mom on Mother’s Day. I don’t know what they are, found them in my yard. I do construction and never made a bouquet.
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8. This is so adorable! Do you and your family look at Christmas lights around the holidays?

No one has ever been as excited as my daughter seeing Christmas lights for the first time
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9. This photo of a grandpa and grandson is cute beyond words.

My dad holding his first grandson
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10. We couldn’t possibly write an article about family without including guinea pigs!

Such a cute family picture 🙂
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11. How about this cute family picture of dogs though?!

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12. What a beautiful family!


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13. Holding your baby’s hand for the first time is the moment that changes everything.

Became a dad today

14. Not too shabby for this dad’s first Thanksgiving dinner, wouldn’t you say?

My ex wife took my son when he was 3. He’s 8 now. I drove 1200 miles to see him for Thanksgiving and made this. It’s sparse, but I feel more like a dad than I have in years. He said it’s not bad for my first time.

15. When your dad is in the military, you learn to value family even more.

Little girl realizes the video call from her Dad who was deployed in Nepal is actually coming from inside the house.

We hope these photos showed why family is the best thing ever because it really is. There’s no one like your family who can cheer you up when you’re down, be there for you at your darkest hour, and give you hugs that seem to melt all your problems away.

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