Family Isn’t Always Blood | #BehindTheBlogger

Family isn’t always blood. It’s the people in your life who want you in theirs’ the ones who accept you for who you are. The ones who would do anything to see you smile and who love you no matter what.

Family Isn't Always Blood | Tyler Ward Family | #BehindTheBlogger

Have you ever had a group of friends that were more like your family? When you get those people in your life, never let them go. A friendship like that is rare these days, hold on to them. At my age, people come and go, I’ve learned who to keep and who to drop. But it’s different, when I became friends with other people who have a common interest.

Tyler Ward, that’s right, Tyler’s music brought us all together. People from all over the world and all ages.. It all started with a project we made to Tyler. A few fans put together a, “Tyler, what you mean to me..” and how your music changed my life type of collab with other fans. That’s what started it. First it was a facebook group chat, then I made the suggestion, that it should be a group. That was the first step to the best decision I ever made.

No matter what happens in our regular life, we had life lines of people we can trust, people who didn’t judge. We had best friends we could tell anything to. I’ve learned over the years, when you’re dealing with your inner demons, it’s best to have a good support group around you. I didn’t always have that, but I do now.

A year later, Tyler went on tour and a bunch of us met up at different concerts and it was perfect. I think that bond we made at concerts, really brought us together more. We have put together many collages and special videos together for Tyler.

I don’t look at us, like a bunch of fans of a music artist, I think of us like family. We’re a family and I love each and everyone of them are more than just fans, more than just strangers, we are family.

People come and go, but once in a while you meet someone who is suppose to be in your life and your heart goes, “Oh there you are. I’ve been looking for you.” You’re found a member of your tribe. Friends come and go, but a true friend sticks to you like family. Proverbs 18:24.

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About Natalie

Natalie is a North Carolina single mom who enjoys the simple things in life such as live music, great food, travel. When she’s not blogging, you can probably find her making graphics, binging netflix or spending time with friends.


  1. Julie Wood says:

    This is really true! Some of my best friends are not my family. It seems that my extended family is not there for me and does not really care, but my friends are always with me and give me emotional support!

  2. Jessica Cox says:

    I agree I have more family thats not blood , they are there for me offer support and encouragement.

  3. Natalie says:

    Some of my best friends I am closer with than my own family!

  4. I completely agree. I have “sisters” I’m closer to than my real sisters.

  5. Amen! I love that Proverbs scriptures <3

  6. Bryan Vice says:

    I’ve had some best friends that treated me more like family than my own family did … so this is very true

  7. molli taylor says:

    totally true. circumstances have led to me having “chjosen ” family

  8. Dan Denman says:

    This is a cool story! It’s nice that you found each other!

  9. God brought a sister and anot her daughter for my parents into our lives. She was in need of family and we had a strong bond blood couldn’t replicate.

  10. Charlotte says:

    Not everyone finds long term friendships early on in life. I’m glad you found good friends.

  11. Cheryl Everitt says:

    Sometimes the best friends “happen” when you’re not looking. Thank you for sharing.

  12. Charity Cram says:

    So true! I have several friends in my life that are family.

  13. Oh wow!! U hit home. I was adopted as a child and then as life wld hv it I cldnt hv kids but was blessed with step children that I raised. As time went on they grew up and I rarely hear from them even tho I’m still married to their Dad. I have had friends treat me better than blood or even pPl I raised for 12 years.

  14. So true – family can be the one we choose

  15. I have some of my buddies that are family to me and more like my brothers.

  16. Lisa Garland says:

    Awesome story! I have a few close friends that are like family to me!

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