My Family Will Be There

Michael - Chester, Virginia
Entered on February 26, 2009
Age Group: 18 - 30
Themes: family

Everyone in their lifetime is going to be put into tough situations. Having people to fall back on whenever you are forced into tough situations can be the difference between succeeding or failing through the problem. This is why I believe that it is important to be close to my family.

Living in a military family has taught me many things in my life, but the most important is being close to my family. Many times my dad was deployed and it was just my mother, older brother, and I left at the house. Instead of these situations breaking us apart, I believe it made us closer. We would talk to my father often, and he would tell my brother and I, to watch out for each other and always help our mom. My brother and I understood the importance of taking up more chores to take some of the stress off our mother.

Whenever my father returned from his tours away from the family, it seemed as if we were closer and stronger than before he left. Our bonds grew as we were separated because we were able to stay in touch and help each other in our daily situations. My parents would always tell my brother and I how much they appreciated us for helping them. My father would always tell us, “You will always be able to trust your family. They will always be there for you no matter the situation.” I will always believe in this quote. I know that no matter how tough the situation, I will always have my family there for support.