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Family Discourse

Page history last edited by PBworks 12 years, 10 months ago

 

 

The above picture is of my brother Alex, my mom Liz, and me. My parents got divorced with I was 7 years old and growing up in a single parent home definitely molded the way I was brought up. My dad is still part of my life and I love him, but growing up it was always just my brother, mom, and I.

 

My mom is my hero. She is a very strong person and in my opinion has always gone that extra mile in what it takes to be a good mother. People say that it's hard for an individual to raise a family by themselves without the help of a spouse, if this is true then my mom didn't really let it show she was having trouble. One thing I did lack growing up (especially in my early teenage years) was a father figure. Looking at my life now and knowing how it is to have grown up in a single-parent home, I would not have wanted it any other way. I'm a firm believer in "everything happens for a reason" and I believe I would not turned out the same had things been different. When looking at the big picture though, there is a memory that I look back on and remember is when I "learned" how to shave. As much as it seems like not a big deal, I always just assumed it would be something I learned from my father but instead it was my mom that taught me.

 

My brother Alex as some would say is the splitting image of me. Although I do not think we look alike, all of my friends claim he looks like I did when I was this age. Alex is 16 years old and is a Junior in high school. One regret of mine is that I am not as close with my brother as I would like to be. However, as of late, now that my brother is getting older we are getting along much more. As kids we would fight a lot, but now it actually seems like we have a lot to talk about and have some things in common.

 

The above picture of my brother, mom, and I is an example of many outings that we have. It's always just us 3, and I wouldn't want it any other way. I chose to put the cartoon strip because it shows the type of mother my mom is.

 

The following video is a UK sketch poking fun at single mothers. I happen to think my mom did a fantastic job raising my brother and I, but I did find this sketch somewhat amusing.

 

Although not part of my immediate family, my friends play a major role in my life. I have known all my guys friends since I was little and they have been there for me all those times that a "friend" is needed. I feel that I can't mention my "family" without bringing up my friends also.

 

[from left: Willie, Victor, Will, Kristie, Narc, Danny, Rey, Mark, Robert, Me]

 

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