Blood is Thicker Than Water

Katie - Seminole, Oklahoma
Entered on December 4, 2008
Age Group: Under 18
Themes: family

When I was little, every time I would get in trouble I would run and hide behind my grandfather’s rocking chair. He would convince my mom into letting him talk to me about whatever it was that I had done and then he would just say, “Whatever you did, do NOT do it again” and I would get out of trouble. To this day, when my mom gets mad at me all I have to do is call him and he can talk her out of being so angry with me. He always stands up for me, even when I don’t deserve it. When I’m wrong and we both know it, he still takes my side. He cheers me on and supports me in everything I do. He thinks the best of me and helps me do things that I couldn’t do without him, such as changing the oil in my car or fixing my flat tire. He always sets a good example for me – he has a great work ethic and is the most honest man I have ever met. I believe in my grandfather.

The most important people in a person’s life in my opinion are his or her family. Every single person in my family, especially my grandfather, supports me in all that I do. Even when others put me down or stop believing in me, my family members will always be there, cheering me on. When times are tough and I feel like I have no one else to turn to, I always have my grandfather behind me, helping to boost my self-esteem and will to do whatever it is that I am trying to achieve and pursue. Children who grow up without families or with parents or guardians who don’t care what they do don’t have the advantages that people with loving families do. I just choose to believe in my grandfather because he shows the most compassion and support towards me in always trying to make me happy and keep me believing in myself.