Day 3: Personal Essay: My Family

August 11, 2010 at 6:17 pm (Uncategorized)

You often come across the question: Who are the most important people in your life? The first word that immediately comes to my mind: family. My mother, my father, my sisters, my grandparents, and my nephews. These are the people that I know for a fact will be by my side when I need them the most, no matter what happens.

My parents are two of the most hard working people I know. They are the ones that have given me everything from the 1st day I was born. From money to go out with friends to shelter, food, clothes, and heath; they have always been there for me. If I am at the hospital, laying in the bed sick, I know for a fact that they are both there waiting for me, making sure everything turns out alright. They give up so much for me sometimes, and I couldn’t be more thankful for that.

My grandma and I go way back, too. She has gone through so much in her life, and for that she is so strong. I’ve been there with her through all of it: excitement, happiness, and sadness. Not only have I been for her, but she has been there for me as well. Back in the day, after she picked me up from school she would always buy me either a snowcone or an ice cream. She would also take me to the mall and have me ride the horses. Together we talked, laughed, and cried that we grew to have a really strong relationship. Even though she’s usually traveling from El Salvador to Florida, I see her about once a year. Whenever she comes around, I really enjoy spending some time with her.

I also look up to my 3 sisters. They are all older than me, with the highest difference of about 15 years. The 3 of them are my personal role models that I look up to. I’ve seen them go through so much throughout the years. For example, they have made a lot of mistakes and went through rough patches in life. Watching them go trough that has taught me a lot and it makes me be a stronger person. I know I can always go to these 3 girls if I need to talk about anything. Whenever I tell them about problems I’m going through, they tell me a similar stories of theirs, and together we try to find a solution. They are always very helpful and understanding of many situations I go through.

In conclusion, my family is the greatest thing I have ever had. I am so thankful to have them in my life, and I am not sure where I would be without them. We all have our ups and our downs, but no matter what, we know that we all love each other. I am truely blessed to have such a great family.



  1. Ms. Dahlke said,

    Sounds like there’s a lot of material here for you to really show us how cool your family is. As I was reading this, I couldn’t help feeling curious about all of the stories that back up what you say about these wonderful people!

  2. rayburnblog said,

    FIrst, your love for your family is clear.

    I agree, though, with Ms. Dahlke. You have much here you could mine for essays. Obviously there are detailed stories here that would show the reader the love in your family rather than telling the reader. That becomes the point, I think, when writing really takes off.

    On a more utilitarian note, this post could provide you with some rich material to use in the future for a college application. Your post of El Salvador would also provide good stuff to use on an application. You have much to be proud of that makes you special.

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