Essay on My Mother And My Family

806 Words Oct 9th, 2015 4 Pages
My mom gave birth to my sister when she was just 21, with a man which left her early in parenthood. She was a single mother raising my sister, and working two jobs- for 10 years straight. Eleven years later, she gave birth to me when she was 32; in a Clinton hospital, on July 23rd, 1997. My sister and father were there by my mom’s side when she was in labor. Moments like those bring families together. The addition of a new family member or even the loss of an experienced family member seamlessly bonds people together. Holidays are also a way for families to connect. The holidays are times for families to get together, where people get to socialize and create chemistry with each other. It’s a time where everybody in the family is completely altogether out of the whole year.
Watching Parenthood made me ponder about all of the similar situations that I had with my family when compared to the movie. During holidays like Christmas or Thanksgiving when I’m with my family, I see some people that I haven’t seen since the previous holiday reunion. Of course, when we all hunker down to watch the traditional, A Christmas Story; all of the little kids would be scurrying around the establishment with their new Barbies or Legos, chasing each other and occasionally interrupting the movie. Then there would be those awkward confrontations with some family members that have either just got out of prison or they have divorced their spouse, regardless, they’re still family. Recently, during the…

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