The Power of Family

Lara - USA
Entered on May 5, 2008
Age Group: 18 - 30
Themes: family

The Power of Family

I believe in the power of family. My family has always been there for me through the good times and the bad. To me family doesn’t necessarily mean blood relatives, but friends too. I consider my friends as family because they share the same characteristics; they both care about my well being, are always there for me, and most importantly, they love me unconditionally. I’ve been fortunate enough in my life to meet a few special friends that I can say are my family.

In my life, there have been several times where I would be lost without my family. When my grandfather died, although it was hard for my entire family, we bonded together to get though his death. As a key figure in my family, I thought that my grandfather’s death would drive my family apart, but it only brought us closer together. It is in the power of family that gives me hope and inspiration in getting through any struggles that I may have in my life. My family is such an inspiration to me because of their perseverance. They strive to never give up regardless of the situation and to pick anyone of my family members up even at our lowest lows. They also manage to keep mindful of everyone else’s feelings before considering their own.

My family is a reflection of the person I am today. From my grandfather and grandmother I learned unconditional love. From my parents I learned respect, humility, and humbleness. From my aunts and uncles I learned to listen to my parents. From my elder cousins I learned about thing I should watch out for and what I should do shall I encounter them. From my friends I learned that sometimes I just need to relax and have fun. There are times when my family and I disagree, but all in all my relationship with my family is strong and I couldn’t wish for anything more. It is the power of family that makes me, me. My only hope is that I can be just as strong and supportive to them as they are to me.