Importance Of Family Traditions

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I bet you’re wondering why I am writing you a letter. Well honestly, it’s because it is an assignment for class, but also because I feel that this is a great opportunity to let you know how much you’ve influenced my life today. I guess you can say that we have what is known as traditional home setting a mommy, a daddy, a (wonderful) daughter and a son. Growing up I can remember a lot of family traditions that were very important to you and you made sure that we continued those traditions. One of my favorite traditions was getting together on Thanksgiving. Although we have family get together on a regular basis, it’s just something about getting together on Thanksgiving. Everyone brought a dish to be judged, games were played and we had …show more content…
This was absolutely one of my most favorite memories. Going to church on Sunday mornings is another tradition that I can remember. Going to church on Sundays was an absolute definite and it is something that we continue today. Religion has always been a part of our family’s culture, and is a very important way of living for us. I think that I can remember you telling us the story of our religious background starting with Grandma Berniece, my great-great grandmother. Although I don’t know her personally, I feel that I know her through the traditions that she left behind. Hard work was another thing that you instilled in us. I love your saying “if you don’t work, you don’t eat”. You have always taught us that nothing in life is free and you have to work for everything that you want and need. Seeing you work so hard was motivation for me to work hard to get the things that I want out of life. I see now that your hard work paid off and you can now sit back …show more content…
You being the first person in the family to attend and graduate college as an educator showed us, as your kids, how important it is for us to do the same. I really appreciate you being so hard on us when it comes to education, although I didn’t show it as a child. It really helped being able to have a teacher at school and at home. Without you expressing how important education is, I may not have thought that it was a big deal to get a high school diploma or college degree. You made things easier for me when it came to deciding what I wanted to do after high school and what college was the best one to attend. Since you had already gone down that path you knew exactly what to do and who to talk to. I know that I was the one who made things difficult initially because I couldn’t decide exactly what I wanted to do in life, but once I finally got it together things became easier for the both of us. Of course I ended up deciding to follow in your footsteps and become an educator, after all, it is all I know. I can remember growing up and being pretty popular because you were everyone’s favorite teacher. I admire that as an educator you’ve touched so many lives and made a difference to so many people. That’s exactly why I decided to become an educator, I think that it is the best position to be in to make a difference in somebody’s

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