The power of unity.

Adria - El paso, Texas
Entered on December 10, 2007
Age Group: 18 - 30
Themes: family, setbacks
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I believe in unity and the best example of unity it’s my family. They are the most important people for me my parents, my 3 sisters, my grandparents and my uncles maybe it sounds a little bit but they are the nearest people to me and I’m always sharing good moments with them. I’m always sharing good moments with them, vacations, holidays, birthdays and important dates. I think that there is not another family as united as mine, we are always there for each other. If someone needs us for any reason we are going to be there for them.

On November of 2002 in Thanksgiving Day, I had an experience that reaffirmed my way of seen the unity in my family. At Thanksgiving Day usually there’re no classes but I was studying middle school at Juarez City in Mexico. We where way to my aunt’s house after school to eat turkey with the family in a meeting. We stopped by at our house; I remember I saw my refrigerator in the middle of the street. All my furniture was outside our house. We realized that my house has been stolen. Someone enter my house and kicked off all the doors and leave all our stuff outside the house it seemed that the people who entered to my house were going to take it from my house.

My mom, my sisters and I get very scared so we went to my uncle’s house that it’s a few blocks from my house where all the family was supposed to be at the family meeting. My mom leave us there and got reach my father, he was at work when my mother called him and told him what had happened. Meanwhile my uncle had called all my family and all of them went out of their work and went to help my parents. They started to pick up the few things that were not damaged and put blankets on the doors. They were very supporting with us; they were there for us when we need them.

We did not eat turkey that day; we spent all day in my aunt’s house. A couple of days later everything turn to normal again, my parents buy an alarm system to have more security in our house and prevent this to happen again.

That day I realized how united was my family because we were together no matter the circumstances, it is important having a family with whom have good memories and share really good times. By this experience I reaffirmed the meaning of “unity” with my family. I think that is really important to have someone to back you up always that you need help, even if sometimes family’s do have some arguing deep in ourselves we will always be loved and be needed by our families, this experience showed me how I really feel about my family and this is how the meaning of unity to me is my Family.