My Family : The Life Of A Family's Life

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“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about.” You never really know what is going on in someone's life, no matter how it looks from the outside. Some battle’s people face may be more more traumatic than others, but nonetheless difficult. My family is picture perfect, big house, fancy cars, expensive clothes, all of the friends and parties. My mom had my eldest brother at the age of 16. Her and my father both dropped out of high school to financially support this new found family on their own. The day my brother was born, my mom found a note in my father’s pocket, declaring his love for another girl. That is when the years of cheating and family destruction began.
My dad worked a lot of nights when my brother was young. Some nights he wouldn’t come home, leaving my mom at home with us kids. For awhile things got better and he went back to school to, opening up a child care center. Or maybe things just got worse, he started going to work way too early and coming home way too late. I was young at the time so I didn’t quite understand what was going on. I didn’t understand why my dad was at work so long. I didn’t understand why he never ate dinner with us. I didn’t know why my mom always avoided my questions about the whereabouts of my father. I may have been young but I was mature, and I caught on fast. I watched my mom drive herself crazy. Her entire life was consumed of uncovering the truth. She tracked my dad’s car. She tapped the phones. She

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