when family is there

Nichole - dixon, Illinois
Entered on September 16, 2008
Age Group: 18 - 30
Themes: family

When family is there

My family is the thing that I value most in my life. They are there for a shoulder to cry on or when I need help in school. Last year when I came off the field crying because my team had lost my family was there to let me cry on their shoulders. I knew that they would always be there to support me and they were proud of my achievements.

My second year in high school I had a hard time in geometry. After several weeks of school I told my parents that I was struggling, they went to the teacher to talk about it and she suggested that we hire a tutor. So in order to raise my grade my parents hired a tutor who could explain the problem differently. I was thankful that they did that and I passed with a good grade.

My family is not only there for me emotionally but also when I need physical comfort. A couple years ago I was playing baseball ; I hit it and it went into the woods. We couldn’t find it so we used a basketball. When I hit it the bat bounced back and hit me in the mouth. I dropped the bat and ran home. I went inside and called for my mom but she didn’t answer. I screamed at the top of my lungs “Mom!” and she came running. As she turned the corner she saw my hands covered in blood and asked me what happened. I told her the story as she got me a towel. She looked at my lip and said I needed to go to the hospital. All the way to the hospital my mom sat in the back with me and held the ice on my lip and rubbed my head. When we got to the hospital I got stitches and my mom was there the whole time. I was so scared but she was there.

My family was also supportive when I quit my first job. One night about an hour and a half into my shift I heard one of the bosses yelling really loud in the kitchen. I went back there and he was yelling at one of the cooks. He said “You moron, how could you do that?” “I can’t ever leave this place.” This cook had a mental disability and did not know how to respond. That night I went home and told my family about it. I told them I wanted to quit and they supported me.

Now when people ask me why I want to be with my family on the weekends it’s an easy question to answer. Family will always be there. When I got hurt playing ball or had trouble in school they were there. When I quit my first job they were there. They care for me unconditionally all the time and that’s why I value my family the most.