February 24, 2014
ENG091- English Review
Sentence Essay Rough Draft
Instructor: Debra Magnuson
We Are Family
Family is the cement the mends my life, keeps me grounded, and allows me to be a part of something greater than myself. Personally, my family has always been very close, we always look forward to spending time together. We have been there for one another throughout my whole life; I honestly cannot remember a time that we did not get along. Though we have not always lived in the same state, my family has remained close; our closeness is proven through the; “wonder years”, growing up, family holidays, and supporting each other during good times and bad.
My mom is an independent women who worked full-time, kept our family close, put dinner on the table and supported each of us any way she could. My mom did a spectacular job of raising us even though at times it was a struggle raising 3 children alone. Through the years of watching her as we grew into teenagers we gained our own independence around the house, at school and in our personal lives. The great example my mom set for us allowed us to become successful in our personal and professional lives by making good decisions, working hard towards our goals, and taking responsibility for our actions. Growing up was not always easy, because we moved around a lot which meant we always were attending a new school. Having to make new friends all of the time, we learned to find friendship in each other.
Over 28 years ago my step father’s job transferred us to Southern Indiana. Distance could not keep us from each other, my mom and I talked to my sister and brother every week, if not every day keeping our family bond strong even with the miles between us. As the years went on the distance got easier, we would make the trip to Michigan often for holidays, special events. In 2009, my mom and daughter moved to Michigan and later that year I packed up my husband and 2 other children and moved backed to Michigan. Starting over has been a challenge but also very rewarding. I like being able to meet all my family for dinner at my mom’s house or go bowling on the spur of the moment or shopping with my sister or to the beach with my niece, without having to drive