A very special man in my life once had told me, “ Enjoy your years of life while you can, just do it in a healthy way.” What he meant by this statement was go ahead and have fun but do it in a way that I am pleasing God and my parents. Don’t go out and party with the wrong crowd and make a pity fool out of myself. He has always told me that our society sets us young people up for failure in life. My father has always been a great mentor in my life, I have always been able to look up to him and know that I can follow in his footsteps. My dad was able to have fun throughout his childhood and young adult years, yet he had always done it in the right way.
Even though my mom has not been a very active part of my life that does not mean I love her any less. Both my dad and mom have shown me continuous love all of my life, although they show no love for each other anymore. I know I am not alone because, “divorce, once the exception, now impacts almost half of all marriages” (Krantzler and Krantzler). Even though they are no longer a unit, they can continue to separately care for their children. This has been proven by the love they show me daily.
Spencer's brother was really his whole life, a best friend and an amazing brother. Coping with the loss of someone who is loved so deeply and having the ability to continue on with everyday life is something which completely amazes me. Spencer taught me that you have to make the best of your situation no matter how bad it can get. Before Spencer I would fight to alter my situation if there was a conflict with it, but with this new perspective on things, I will accept my situation and then try my absolutle hardest to make the best of it. As a person who tends to worry about things too much, now that I am always able to make the best of my situation, it makes things much easier for me to handle.
Doodle learned how to walk. It took while for him to learn, but he did it and never gave up. Another theme is that his older brother loves him. Despite the fact that he embarrasses his older brother he still takes the time to teaching him how to walk. He also takes Doodle every where with him.
He would constantly be in a bad mood and he would never say sorry for making you feel bad. I would rarely see him during the weekdays and sometimes the weekends too, I was caught up on school just like he was on work. I always had the feeling that he worked a lot even though all he was trying to do was to provide our needs. We constantly got into arguments and got mad at each other, sometimes we didn’t even talk for days. Seeing my friends have a close relationship with their dad made me get sad, because that’s something I did not have.
I never want them to expire the feeling wanting something but knowing I can't afford it. My parents had me when they were teens and I thank them for all they did for me and what they still do. They made ends meet no metter what. As a child, I have everything I needed. They gave me everything they could give me but I could always see the heartbreak in their eyes when I would ask for something and they couldn't afford it and they had to tell me no.
We do have our little arguments, but they would give anything in the world for me and I’m proud that I have such loving and caring grandparents. They have watched me since I was born and They were upset when I moved three hours away, but they are glad I moved because even though I’m not close to them it feels like every time I come back that I never left because that love is always strong. The reason why I admire my grandmother is because of all the hardships she has went through in her life and that she is strict but that’s because nobody was around to push her and to tell her to do good. The reason why I admire my grandfather is because he has been through so much and even on his darkest days he finds some way to pick him up and smile, they both are my heroes and that will never change. My grandmother and grandfather are both my blessings they both care about my well-being and when I was depressed and in my darkest days they picked me up and told me not to let negative things affect me and they told me to think positive.
Though my father struggled quite a lot he never gave up and that gave me motivation to be a better daughter. I went through a phase of deep depression during the beginning. I started to harm myself physically which also hurt me mentally. Stepping up as a sister was one of the hardest things i had ever done and i had no idea how to do it. Yet i was determined.
In fact, my dad tries his best at helping, even if it is a scratch on my knee, he is always there to help. My father is a major part of my life and I am thankful for every minute with him! My father is consistently helping me accomplish my goals. However, both of my parents have helped me accomplish my goals and shaped into the person I am today. They helped push me to continue my education to becoming a Registered
His flawless example and strong work ethic have influenced my life in so many areas. I have always admired him for putting his family first but am just beginning to realize how his attitudes toward work impacted my own life. His values and work ethic are now being passed on to my own children, and I wouldn’t want it any other way.