No family is perfect… we argue we fight. We even stop talking to each other at times, but in the end, family is family…the love will always be there. found on CoolNSmart.com
In my life there is a lot that goes unnoticed. I don’t want to talk about what goes unnoticed in my life, but in my family’s life. My life as well as my family’s life has not always been easy. I have always been told how much courage and strength I have, but it is not me who has the most strength it is my family that does.
My family are the ones who gives me the courage and strength to continue with my life. My family had to give up many things that a normal family can do such as go to an amusement park because of me. My younger brothers had to watch their older sister almost die when she was ten, they had to watch her get chemo every month, and they had to watch her grow up in a wheelchair. My brothers had to give up many things in their life because of my disability. Yet they don’t resent me.
My parents are the strongest people I know. My mother who has taught me to be the strongest person I can be, showing me which paths to take. She had me at such a young age, then I was diagnosed at not even one year old to having my brother when I was 13 months old and raising us alone then having another child alone when I was 6 years old and raising us to be the best children we can be. She was not just raising 3 children under the age of 10 all alone, but she was also raising a disabled child who needed at least twenty different medicines a day, shots a week, and chemotherapy each month. She had to bring me to the hospital at least ten times a month or stay overnight at the hospital with me this had caused her to not to be able to keep a job. When I was nine my mom had met our stepdad, I call him my dad. They had my youngest brother when I was ten that is when I nearly died, at only two months my parents had to make a heartbreaking decision, to send my youngest brother to his grandmothers, because I was in a coma at the ICU and mu parents wouldn’t leave my side. My stepdad has always stayed with us no matter the circumstance, if he isn’t called a father or a man then I don’t know what is. My mom’s most important goal for us is education, she doesn’t just talk about, but she is also graduating with a psychology degree this spring with a 4.0 GPA, the same time as I am graduating from high school. She is the one that gave me the inspiration to do so well in school.
I often resent my disease because we cannot do a lot of things that other families can do. I believe that without my family I would not be the person I am today. Each and every day I am thankful for everyone in my life but the most my family. I hope one day my family and strangers can see how much strength and courage they have given me in my life. They are my role models, they are the ones I look to for advice and friendships. The most unnoticed thing that goes unnoticed in my life is my family’s courage and strength. I hope after reading this you will notice that it was not me who had the most courage and strength, but it was my family who has the most courage and strength.