Being Born : Family History

1927 WordsApr 11, 20168 Pages
Prior to being born: 1. Family History: I have been privileged to be born into a family whose matriarchs and patriarchs that are supportive and lovable and who have passed those characteristics down. There is a long list of family members who have cultivated these cornerstone characteristics stemming back to my grandparents and great grandparents who established a close family unit and this carried through the aunts, uncles, cousins, and everyone else is in the family tree. The main members of the family who contributed the most are my mother and her side of the family. My grandmother, who has since passed away, and her husband have both played a major role in dictating the direction of the family and thus greatly influenced my upbringing. They were the members who helped my single mother take care of my siblings and myself. They would watch us while my mom worked and would help with any situation. My grandmother and grandfather instilled a lot of life lessons and they helped create a lot of lasting memories. My father is another aspect of my cultural self. He and my mother met while working together but later divorced after 4 short years leaving my mother alone with 3 children. He and his mother were in and out of my siblings and mothers lives and so their influence was minimal. Their cultural influence was much greater early on when our relationship was stronger, but it was since faded throughout the years. We are now in the process of getting to re know one another. My

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