I believe that siblings should be there for each other through out the struggles of
life and through out difficult times. I was raised in a big family with six brothers and out
of those six four are older then I am and two are younger, I love them all but I am closet
to my youngest brother Colby and I would help him if it was within my power to do so.
My little brother Colby, who isn’t so little anymore is seventeen years old and I
would do anything I could to help him. Colby and I used to do everything together,
having been raised on a farm there was always something that needed to be fixed and
surprisingly enough there was never anyone around to help me but Colby. We would
feed the cows, go swimming, go to the movies, go to a football game just about anything
brothers and sisters do we did, the only exception was we didn’t fight. We could talk to
each other about anything and it was more like having a best friend living at home rather
then another brother. Ever since Colby was little he was a runt and never really grew, I
remember the first time he came home with a black eye because somebody had made fun
of his size.
Colby always insisted on doing things his way or no way and mom and dad
would always punish him and I remember one night my brother who is a year older then
me called Colby a runt and beat him up. Well mom and dad had gone out on a date and
left me in charge of my two younger brothers and Colby and Ethan went outside to bring
something in that would teach my older brother a lesson on making fun of peoples sizes.
They came back inside with a six foot long black snake that they were going to put in my
brothers bed and when he found this out the next morning he went crazy getting away
from that snake. I also remember another story were he was getting picked on by my two
oldest brothers and they hung him upside down from the hayloft and he would have
Stayed like that if I hadn’t let him down.
Well everything was going good until one Friday night during football season
Monroe was playing Madison that night and we had finished up early and mom and dad
had let us go to the game. Colby was once again getting picked on and the next thing I
know the police were running towards Colby and had him on the ground and taking him
to jail. This was the first time that mom and dad had ever said that they had done enough
for Colby and they were done dealing with all the problems and dad decided that it was
time to teach Colby a lesson.
Mom and dad sent Colby to a group home in Richmond, where he was supposed
to wait on someone to adopt him or turn eighteen when he could sign himself out. Colby
would still come home to visit at Christmas and Thanksgiving but things weren’t the
same that’s when I decided that something had to change I really wanted to help him but I
didn’t know how to. Then one night it came to me that I should adopt my little brother
and become his legal guardian and try to help him turn his life around.
Colby will be coming to live with me in a little under a week and I am really
excited about trying to help him out in life and I am just really glad that I was able to
get him before another family did. This is why I believe that siblings should be there
for one another through out the struggles of life and that everybody deserves to be
treated better then that.
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