Well all have great and amazing moments but sometimes we have not so great or even tragic events. I ‘m not going to say I ‘ve had it the worst like Jeannette, but I ‘ve definitely have a story to tell. I have little memory in my head and I mainly have stories that I have been told. I grew up in a small one story house with about three rooms a bedroom/living room a bathroom and a kitchen, I can’t say it was cramped because I don’t even remember this house. My mother and I live with her boyfriend who she had plans to marry until he didn’t want to have to take care of a kid and wanted me to be put up for adoption. My mother said no and she ended up leaving him.
We traveled to my grandparents who lived in Sandusky pretty much next to downtown historic Sandusky. I spent most of my time with grandparents while my mother worked a job as a nurse. She was gone most of the time, I would usually get up to eat breakfast and then be able to say goodbye, she would then come home late and I don’t remember what time. The only thing I remember about her coming home was the sound of our front door opening and closing because I was already in bed. My grandparents did an amazing job managing their already busy and hard life schedules to help me. My grandfather almost losing his job one day cause he picked me up after school, I couldn’t ask for a more amazing family.
It remained this way for about four years. Next comes . .amazing. I am enlisting in the US Army as 31K (Military Working Dog Handler) I will have to go through a 27 week training. Nine weeks being at basic combat training and 18 weeks training to be a military police k-9 unit.
This just goes to show you. Like Jeannette walls said “I lived in a world that at any moment could erupt into fire. It was the sort of knowledge that kept you on your toes.” Jeannette Walls, The Glass Castle. It ‘s true that I have as well and it takes a major amount of strength in order to step up and do the things that can’t normally be done.I close this essay with a message to anyone who may be reading this or even have the same troubles as me.
Life will always throw challenges in your way, you will be lost at times and even scared to death. But in the end you will prevail. “Each day of life is a gift, that is why it is called the present” ~Anon