Essay on My Family Philosophy : What Doesn 't Kill You

855 Words Jul 31st, 2015 4 Pages
One of my family philosophy that has guided me through tough times in life is “ what doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger” this proverbs resonate in my life and that of my family. My parents struggled to leave the country and come to the United States to come to the United States to chase the American dream. Throughout their struggle to create a better future for my siblings and me, the one thing that kept them going was that they had the support and love of their respective family. Having your family to lean back really helped my parents and when that backbone was threatened by the death of my aunt from my mother side and my uncle’s death from my dad’s family in a space of a week, it took a lot of resources and time to return the family back to its originally framework and although our respective family found a way to cope with the losses in both families, things would never be the same.
Faith was shaken but was not lost. The death of my uncle and aunt was a stressor and it was unpredictable because it changed our family dynamics forever and we never expected to loose them at the early age that we did. My aunt and uncle both had little children and with there death, individuals in the family had to step up claim responsibilities for the kids. Taking care of the kids was one thing but trying to explain to them that they couldn’t see their parents or go to Jerusalem to talk to God to release their mum and dad to them was something else. Looking at the kids and seeing the…

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