David Ogden, an American actor, once said, “Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten.” This quote has meaning to me because it signifies the strong bond that lies between relatives. To me, this quote says that even when family is far away, family is always in the hearts and minds of relatives. The person in my family who is always on my mind and in my heart is my father. We had shared a special bond, and for me, that bond still holds today. That bond is stronger than anything else in my life, and it always will be even though my dad passed away just over a year ago.
I have a guardian watching over me in heaven,I call him Abuelo. Ever since I was a young girl, I admired my grandfather as a hero and a role-model. My beloved grandfather ,Alberto Schellemberg, has had an everlasting imprint on my soul. When I think of my Abuelo, tears come to my eyes as I recall my fond memories I have of him.The long phone calls I had with him and the special visits.He provided me with an abundance of unconditional love,kindness,patience ,comfort,and motivation.My grandfather taught me that you don’t need a cape nor an eye mask to be hero .He taught me certain values that helped shape who I am today. My grandfather may seem to be like every other grandfather, soft and caring.
My Hero, My Grandfather My grandfather was a very loving man, he loved his family more than anything he had known. The only thing that could compare to his love for his family, was his love for his country. In his life he would have to make many sacrifices for his country, and the second would be supporting his wife and kids. He took on hardships with ease, he always had a certain calmness to him, this is something I idolize about him, I would like to learn how to act this way. He’s my hero because he was special, not like anyone else I have ever met, he knew he was special, but he never he never flaunted it.
A promise that left me with a beautiful memory, and up to now I remember as if I am reliving it. My grandpa was the greatest grandfather of all, he always took care of his little girl, and even after being gone for so long he still care. I have no doubt that everyone in the family has a wonderful memory, of the man that played with us. It is hard to forget someone so important in your life, someone that gave everything that he was to make you happy. He was the man that always kept his promise, the promise that change his little girl’s life.
My dad had shown me one really important thing in life, you have to enjoy life and never take it for granted. He has been my wise teacher throughout the years. He always tells me how I must be a man of God and I believe him, due to the fact that over my years of growing up, the biggest thing my dad has displayed in my eyes is being a man that God wants him to be. I believe that the fact of him following God throughout his childhood years allowed him to enjoy life so much more. He had a blast riding dirt bike with his siblings.
I remember all of us, the young and the old, holding each other’s hand. We were united and strong, as the whole family would stand together and hope for the best. Even in that dark hour, it was beautiful to see all of us come together. My grandpa was the foundation and patriarch of that family, but it was time that we stayed positive for him. After the prayer, it dawned on me; there would be a time when my grandfather is not here anymore.
With this style he captured my trust and respect; never letting me down. Furthermore, it was my mother's permissive parenting that undeniably contributed towards my love and gratitude for her. There were also instances where my parents influenced my life both positively and negatively. Nevertheless, I am forever grateful for having my parents in my life, for they contributed (and continue to contribute) towards my success as a growing adult. In all possible words that I may choose to describe the relationship with my father, the one word that accurately expresses the emotion that has accrued throughout the years would be "admirable."
My Dad: My Hero “Any man can be a Father but it takes someone special to be a dad.” -Anne Geddes. The older I get, the more and more I learn to truly appreciate this quote. I have been blessed by being born into the family that I have, but sometimes I take that for granted. One person that has always been a constant role model for me is none other than my father. When people ask me to describe my dad I would say that he’s a hard worker, intelligent, kind, respectable, respectful, and a strong Christian.
When Malidoma was young he spent huge amounts of time with his grandfather. The thing that Malidoma really emphasized about their relationship, was that his grandfather always talked to him as if he were an adult. No one else treated Malidoma as if he were an adult; their bond was special. Malidoma was referred to as a brother by his grandfather. This bond of brotherhood between the elderly and child is stronger than death.
My dad isn’t always just a father, but a friend that I can talk to when I seek advice. Whether it is about school or about my relationships he is always listens and gives me great advice. He has always been there for me in my toughest and in the happiest moments in my life. Someday when I get my own family and take care of my family, how my dad has taken care of