Essay on “My Family”
“Other things may change us, but we start and end with family.”
A family is the basic unit in society comprising of parents and their children. A family is of utmost importance as it defines who we are. We get our identity through our family.
I grew up in a close knit family comprising of my parents, my elder brother and myself. The time that I spent at home with them was by far the best and most carefree days of my life. My father was a strict disciplinarian while my mother, though not the epitome of patience, a mild and easy to tackle parent! We had all that we needed but not all that we wanted. Yet, they gave us what we needed the most- their time and attention and of course, unconditional love. My brother, three years my senior was a complete bully and I have to thank him for toughening me up and making me the fighter I am! I am a parent today of a son and daughter with the same age difference and I am reliving my childhood watching them light like cats and dogs. I actually smile at my son’s incessant bullying and my daughter’s fight in sheer frustration because I know that these lights are the solid grounds for an everlasting bond, which is like none other.
My family has been and will always be my strength and 1 am so grateful to the Lord above for blessing me thus.