Personal Narrative Essay : Giving My Family And The Family

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“I believe that the greatest gift you can give your family and the world is a healthy you” ( Joyce Meyer, n.d.). I never really considered this quote, but now as I read it over and over again I began to realize that we, the children, should appreciate everything our parents do for us. Some families are seen as happy, but what the world does not see within that family is the arguments, the yelling, the depression that develops, the crying, and so much negativity. I should provide more for my family. I should be nicer and not argue with my parents when they tell me no on something I want to do. These thoughts play around in my head constantly, running around eating my memories out and replacing it with bad memories. As I was growing up, my family and I were happy and I thought it would always be like that. However, that dream of mine shattered like fragile glass when one stupid, huge argument between my parents left me devastated. Of course, the incident happened within one dark night in our blue Toyota van on the way home. I was still young, considering I was only about 10 years old, to know half of what was said in the argument. Despite being young, I did learn from this traumatizing experience by trying to be more independent by not relying on my parents for too much money, receiving money from babysitting to support myself, and growing with more responsibilities within the household. First off, I know that my parents argued about finances and how they weren’t working

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