Personal Essay : Being Homeschooled, A Small Part Of My Life

1378 Words Aug 27th, 2015 6 Pages
Personal Essay
Being homeschooled, Timmy was a large part of my life. We were together almost every day for as long as I can remember. It wasn’t just him and I though, two days before my 6th birthday, on September 30th, 2004, our family welcomed Sebastian to the world. On that day our family got bigger; one person doesn’t seem like much at first thought, but one person can change a lot. As a baby, Sebastian wasn’t the easiest to care for, he taught me patience. Timmy taught me love, his love was unconditional. Even when Sebastian or I had him and our parents pulling out their hair, he showed love and kindness.
Fast forward to January 2008, we moved to South Carolina. Timmy was not thrilled to be leaving Florida. Although he was born in Illinois he was a Florida boy, no doubt about it. I wasn’t pleased we were moving, but I wasn’t angry about it like he was. Things were different once we moved, it wasn’t awful, everyone was just busier. Timmy had graduated high school and was working full time, this was when the economy was terrible. He decided to join the Army. At first they rejected him, he had to lose weight. While this sounds like a minor thing to do, for him it wasn’t. For most of his life he was heavier set. He taught me determination, instead of giving up, he gave it his all. He ran, worked out, and ate better. It gets absurdly hot here in South Carolina and we live at the bottom of a massive hill, but that didn’t stop him. Wearing what looked like a sweatsuit made…

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