I Believe That Family is the Most Important Thing in Life

Teneshia - Greenville, North Carolina
Entered on July 22, 2008
Age Group: 18 - 30

I believe that family is the most important thing in life. Your family are those whom you share a very special bond with, your kin, or your blood relatives. Whenever you are feeling down or just need someone to talk to, they are always there. I come from a very close-knit family, especially between my sisters and me. We always know when something is wrong with one of us. We are always on the phone with each other or always together. Even when we have our disagreements, we are always back talking to each other by the end of the day. Growing up, my father never did like it when my siblings and I fought each other or had a disagreement. He would always tell us to stick by each other and take up for one another because all we have is each other. Back then, I never understood what he was saying because we all had friends who we were close to. But now I realize that what he meant by that statement is that no matter what we do that is wrong and our friends leave for whatever reason; when we look around to see who is still there, we will see each other. That is why family is so important because they have unconditional love. No matter what type of mistakes we make or how wrong we are; family will always be there to show you love and support.

My family is always there for each other during our toughest times. When my baby sister died last year at the age of 18, it was very hard on me because we were best friends. It was a total shock to me even though my family and I knew in our hearts that she wasn’t going to make it because she was on life support for a month; but we still had faith that she was going to pull through. My family was there for me, as well as for my mother and other siblings in every possible way. They were there with us at the hospital almost daily because they knew that it was hard for us to be at the hospital everyday looking at my sister in her condition. They were always around and they gave us the emotional support that we needed even though they were also hurting from the death of my sister. Because of them, I was able to focus at school and at work; and I was able to smile even though I was hurting and crying on the inside. This is why I believe that my family is the most important thing to me, because if it wasn’t for them and my faith in God I would still be depressed.