My mom informed the doctors that I was awake. They came checked on me and said that it was okay for me to leave. We all went to my grandparents house were I was treated like a king. My mom got me like 10 juice boxes, my grandma made me my favorite meal, my grandfather gave me money and all my siblings and cousins were asking about my experience as if I was a movie star. The cast was huge burden on me but because of it I didn’t have to go to school for a long time after Christmas break was over and even when I went to school I starting beating up my friends with it, some people never learn from their
However, my mom loved Kevin and so that meant we had to love Kevin as well for my mom’s happiness, time went by and Kevin grew on my brothers and I, we loved him like a father. I was starting 8th grade that year, which was the same year it was my mom and Kevin’s one-year marriage anniversary. On that day, I was in a garage with people I thought were my friends. What happened in that garage changed my life. I was raped , I constantly said no, I was terrified at what would happen if I told my mom, what would go through her mind, what would happen to me, what would the other kids think if they found out.
She had left a note on her bed before she had left saying she felt unhappy and needed a break from us. She couldn’t handle all the rules enforced on her by our parents, but if she wanted to gain trust in them from the beginning, I thought, she should have just followed them in the first place. My dad had filed a police report on her that same morning and the cops came to our house and asked my parents questions. That day was very strange to me. Everything that was going on typically had never happened to me.
My parents got divorced. I did not realize how much my life would change when we moved into my aunt’s house until my mom could get back on her feet. I went from living with a family of four to living with a family of eleven. Things started to become extremely surreal when I had to learn how to share with my cousin, Kacey, and share a bathroom with ten other people in the process. It was a huge adjustment not only for me, but for my mom and brother as well.
I felt very close with my grandpa. He would come to everything that I was involved in, and whenever he came to town, he made it a point to stop by our house even for just a few minutes. During my 7th grade year I became very distant with my family. That year I guess I thought friends were a priority over family. I wish I would have realized I was wrong before it was too late.
Most of the memories of my family are family holidays we used to go on. Mum being home after school with a snack ready for us to eat, and playing with my siblings. I was closer to my sister then my brother but I think that was more our age difference than anything else. I remember always having to worry about my mum knowing some of the hijinks I was getting up to as she was a stay at home mum. “Now the award for St George 's year 8 overall male athlete goes to Damian Drake with his participation in school soccer, football, track and field and basketball.” Said Principal Cross “Now Damian please tell us one of your most favourite memory of your
As my delivery date approached I was getting very anxious and scared reality was starting to kick in. I was actually bringing in a human being to the world. On January 8, 2000 I was feeling very sick I thought I was just having normal constipation pain, little did I know those where actual contractions. From the pain I ended up going to bed around 10pm that night a few hours later my sister calls my house to tell me she had a dream that I had the baby. I responded in a sarcastic way well your dream is wrong I’m home and baby is still in my belly, and she started laughing says ok call me when you’re ready and she hangs up on me.
My grandparents have also done a great job of passing a legacy of the importance of family. My grandparents have always made an effort to do one family trip each year together, along with spending holidays together. These family trips have really created multiple memories that I will remember forever. The importance of family didn’t stop with them though, it continued to my parents who constantly stress the importance of family
However, just as any tradition, we have to spice it up every year to prevent the transition into boring routine. This typically entails a new game to try out and, of course, we trust that all verbal directions are correct. But it was just last Thanksgiving that this assumption led to an unwanted squabble. My cousin Sabrina had married her long-time boyfriend, Matt, in July of last year. She was the first of all the grandkids to get married, leaving poor Matt as the guinea pig for the family’s teaching skills.
The individuals at church who hovered to talk to us for just a little too long. On the outside we seemed like such a great family, but now I remember the nights that my mom would drink too much and would cry for, what seemed like, no reason. We always spent the most time with my mom’s sister, Lori, her husband, Dan, and my cousins. My sister, brothers, cousins and I were always together, which made us all feel like siblings. A couple weeks before we found out about the affair my sister and I were at their house, as usual, spending time with Caroline and Elizabeth.