My family is the most important part of me; they make me who I am. I would not be anywhere without the support of my family. They always back me up no matter what and I try to the same to them. Through the ups and downs of our lives, we have remained a strong, if not stronger, family unit. I appreciate my family so much, I love them so much! We have always been there for each other through the hardships such as moving or deaths in the family. And have been there for each other when it its time to rejoice for instance getting into college or earning a new job.
My Dad 's side
My Grandma 's Great-Great-Great-Grandpa was the first of his family to come to the United States. He was from the Netherlands. When he arrived in America in 1892 he had only $12 on him. He arrived and went through Ellis Island, New York. After arriving, he moved to Demotte, Indiana. He found work on a farm there. Her family has been in the Demotte area ever since. This is where my Grandma was born and raised. My Great-Grandpa was a traditionalist in his thought process and in the way he acted. So, he did not allow my Grandma to go to college. In lieu of going to college, my Grandma got a job selling insurance.
My Grandpas Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandpa and Grandma arrived in the United States of America in 1855. Instead of coming in through Ellis Island, they came through New Orleans. The boat they took from the Netherlands was called “Ocean Home”. When they came to the States they moved from New Orleans, Louisiana to Keokuk, Iowa. They lived there for a while. Then moved to South Holland, Illinois. Skip a generation or two; so now we are with my Great-Grandpa. He worked for Ford during the Depression and sanded car bodies for quite ...
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...m and Dad had their friends, too. But my Dad got transferred to Cleveland, Ohio so we all moved there at the end of summer in 2009. The move was very hard on all of us. We had to leave everything thing we knew back in Indy and drive five hours to this unknown land. I was terrified. I think from the moment my parents told my brother and me we were moving we all instantly became closer. During the first couple weeks we had to do some renovations on the house I remember the whole family coming together to make the work not as stressful. When we initially moved we didn’t have any friends in Hudson yet so we spent a lot of time together. For example, we would always watch movies and eat dinner as a family. I am grateful for the move because of how it brought us so much closer together, gave us a bunch of new friends, and kept our old friends. I am very proud of my family.
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