I Love These People.

Emily - Rock Falls, Illinois
Entered on September 16, 2008
Age Group: 18 - 30
Themes: family
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I believe my family is what is most important in my life. They have helped create the person I am today and I am very thankful for that. When I need a shoulder to cry on or someone to listen they’re there. My family has always been supportive of who I am and the choices I make. When I decided to start getting tattooed and pierced my family wasn’t excited but they have supported me. Now they have accepted my tattoos and piercings as a part of who I am. My mom has even helped me draw up my next tattoo.

My younger sister is my best friend. She is easy to talk to. There have been times, I have had a falling out with my friends and just needed someone; Lindy has always been there. I can trust her with any secret and she knows she can trust me. I was at a party that got busted and I almost got arrested because of underage drinking and my parents could not know. I just really needed to get it out, so I told Lindy. She never told on me, even when I made her mad or got her in trouble.

My mom is my hero. She has had to deal with my dad being an alcoholic for a while now but since she is so strong, she can handle herself. Whenever a difficult problem comes up I ask my mom, she always has the right solution. When I got in a fight with my best friend about something petty and stupid, my mom basically told me to stop being an idiot and get over it. I’m glad I did because if I hadn’t I honestly believe my friend and I would have gone separate ways.

My grandma grew up on a farm in Arkansas so she’s tough. Her brother died at a young age and shortly after him she lost her mom and dad. Recently her older sister Norma passed away. Her death has been extremely hard on my grandma. But she’s been strong and has handled these deaths well. When I’m bored I can always go over to her house and talk. She’s helped with a lot of my family issues. When my dad is drinking I can always go to my grandma’s house and she’ll get my mind off it.

My family has always been supportive of me, they are always here for me to talk to, and they can keep secrets. They love me for me. My family has helped shaped the way I am. They have taught me to be strong, loyal and to be a good listener, and that is why I love these people.