The topic of this month in our school is :Family.
As most of you know, I just became a father last July of this beautiful girl :Olivia. Also two years ago I became a stepfather of Dylan and Madi, which is amazing how much love they give me, respect and accept me and a “second dad”.
Becoming a father changed my view of family and life, since now I’m a provider and I have a big responsibility for the rest of my life. This month is also important for me because my mother is coming from Brazil to meet for the first time my little girl, Madi and Dylan and she will finally stop asking me when I’m gonna give her a grandchild 🙂 (my siblings gave her 4 already!).
Every month we talk about a different topic in our schools, and personally I think this one is the core of everything, let’s say, a lot of things we do outside is a reflection of what we learned in our home from our Family members.
A Family can be made up of many different people. Mostly, it’s a mom, dad, and siblings. It can be parents who adopt us, or often, our grandparents raise us. Sometimes our parents live in different homes.
What matters most is that you understand your Family is the most important part of your life. They’re more important than everything you have, including your friends.
I’m very thankful of what my Family taught me in my childhood, even though we didn’t have my father with us since I was 4 years old, my mother did both “tasks” very well, she worked inside and outside of that house, raised 3 kids on her own, with no high school diploma, no car and the closest family was one hour away from us. So for me my mother is my “True Master”, she made something good out of nothing and I’m very proud of her.
My sister and brother taught me values that until this day I thank them for it. They taught me how to work hard to get things (even though we didn’t have much), to be honest and live everyday like it’s your last, always giving your best.
So, show your family their importance by spending time with them, and never forget where you come from!!