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Friday, June 10, 2011
Why Family Matters by Shana Jay
“I don't care how poor a man is; if he has family, he's rich.”
Family is a very important factor of life. I had the opportunity to meet a young man at an event where I was promoting my book last night. Muhammad Abdur Rahman made such an impression on me that I had to write about him. He talked about how his mother and aunts are the reason he is the man that he is today. He talked about how his mother sacrificed to make a better life for him and his brothers. Muhammad painted a picture of how his mother was so determined to become a doctor that she would be up all times of the night studying but she made sure that she walked him to school every day rain, sleet or snow. She rode the bus to school and her support system (her sisters) would step in while she attempted to better herself.
Muhammad said that he and his brothers started working at an early age so they could help their mother pay bills in order that she wouldn’t have to struggle. This story was very touching to me because he spoke so highly of his mother and what she instilled in him was that hard work pays off. In my situation, I’ve learned that my family loves me and they are my greatest supporters.
Family will be there for you know matter what and for some people who feel they can make it without family are sadly mistaken because you can’t do everything on your own. There is no such thing as a perfect family there will always be some form of dysfunction that lingers. You cannot pick your family but you should be grateful of what you have.
In conclusion, people are dying everyday holding on to meaningless grudges that can be over looked with the power of communication. All I’m saying is you should never take for granted the family God has blessed you with. Remember there will always be someone who is dying to be in your shoes look at the situation that happened in Joplin, Mo. I couldn’t imagine having to search for my family members in the mist of devastation. The Key words today: Be grateful for family!