Saturday, December 24, 2011

My family

By Maria Elena Maria

         My family is very important for me.   I feel excellent for having a special family.  They are the most important people around me.  That is why,  I have several memories about them.I enjoy all the moments with my family, especially, when we all eat together every Sunday.  I am very happy for everything that I can give and receive from them.  I can find  friends in my family and can count on each one of them all the time.

Love is the most beautiful feeling which a person can feel.  I love my  family so much.  Each one of them has a part of my heart.   We have a good relationship.   I think love is the strenght that keeps the family together.   I do not have words for describing the love for my children.  They are the most important part of my heart.  It is very exciting to listen to my children tell me when they go to bed.  ´´ l love you, mommy. Give me a kiss. ´´ I want to grow up like a person everyday for my children.  I anjoy them so much. There are my reason to be happy.  The love of my husband is very important for me, too. He  always cares for me and my children.  He is very special in my life.  He helps me in everything that l need.   I love him so much. Besides that, l have  great parents.  For me, there is no difference betwen them.  My father  is very funny with all the family.  He is like a baby.  My mother always cares for the family.   I Really, feel very pround of her.    My parent have just three children, my brother, my sister, and me.   My brother and l have a very good relationship.  He is very polite with me and my children. Dolores is not only my sister.  She is my best friend.  I always have  her support.   I feel good when I can make  my family laugh.  We live in peace and love.

Besides that in my family, respect is the second most important aspect.  The base for an excellent family is to be respectful.  When you have respect for all the people, you are a very niece person and everybody loves you.   If you respect, you receive the same.  In my family, we respect my father. My mother is very respectful and always says ´´everybody here has to respect me.´´ My brother is the oldest son in my family.  He always shows respect for people.  We grew up seing how the relationship of my parents was.  Some people think  respect depends on the age of people, but that is  not true because everybody needs respect.  I love my wonderful family.  We are very united and respectful.  I feel thankful with God for having me this excellent family.

           In my family, there is another important aspect, and it is unity.  The best way of having a good family is to keep it united.  It is very special and important to have a family that you can count with.  No matter the time or the problem that you have, your family is always with you.  I like to go my parent´s house.  My mother cooks for the family and we play and talk about a subject and have a nice day.  My adorable mother cares for the family. In my family, we make a meeting every year.  This is an excellent idea.  Everybody likes and waits for that day.  This is an unforgettable experience because there, I can meet many cousins.

         Finally love is the first most important aspect in my family because with love, we can have a good relationship and live in peace.  Beside that, We are very respecful.  We always respect all the people ln order to receive the same respect for us. That is why, unity is the third most important aspect because when  we are united,  we resolve many problems.  I really feel grateful with God for being so generous and given me a wonderful family. I hope my family continues being united,happy and always keeping a good relationship.    


By Samuel Santos

My family is an important and an interesting one. Well, my parents met in San Francisco de Macorís at the age of 18 roughly in a house of one of their friends. They got married when they were attending high school and they lived with their parents for a while because they could not afford to pay the rent. They were not working and they were too young by that time. After high school, my father went to Santo Domingo in order to study at Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo for becoming a dentist, and two years later, they got divorced. Beyond that, we have a fairly close relationship in which I can count on them and they can count on me.

Getting along, in my family, is an emotion of strong and personal attachment. This a great quality in my family because it means to live in a environment of peace, respect, in which everybody can feel in confidence, safety, and love. With those virtues that surround us, everything will be in balance. These values are important because they keep the family together at all times, even though when moments of hardships come up. The key of this is keeping in touch as many times as possible by means of internet, cell phones, or giving special presents now that my parents live away from me. My father lives in Brazil and my mother lives in Santiago, Dominican Republic, so I got used to talk more often with my mother because she is closer than my father geographically speaking. I love both of them. It is worthwhile showing affection among us because we reflect what we are in society, so the more we treat others in a friendly way the more friendly other teat us. Love is reciprocal. We, as a family, try to show affection among us despite the distance, and I know they always keep me in their hearts and so do I. The most important thing is that I let them know how much I care about them, no matter what might happen. Every time they need me, I will be there if God willing. The only thing I have to do at the moment is give them a call in order to let them feel me close. I live with my grandmother and long time ago, she told me that the best way of getting along in family is helping each other and to sow an atmosphere of peace and calmness. These things make burdens less heavy. Also it is quite important for each member of a family to get along because this will bring a peaceful environment. Consequently, that will grab joy and willingness to support mutually.

Hard work is an important virtue in my family. One of the reasons why that is true is that nearly all of them are excellent at their work fields. My family considers that they are good in their jobs because this is a result of having a family channeled toward good deeds, maintaining a great respect for each member of the family and for other people. My family loves studying. They think that having a degree is a great tool in life and it has its benefits such as good job, a better lifestyle, and so on. One of the aspects that l like the most in my family is when they pursue a dream nothing stops them, just like a shark hunting its prey. It is a matter of devotion and effort. My parents are good examples to follow for me. Hard work is important because everybody in a society can help our country at its different kinds of labor in order to build a better country. A society that does not care about working hard will not be able to get economical prosperity. Also, hard work gives every person, a sense of duty, honesty, and the cultivation of good values.

Persistence is a quality that my family has shown since I was a kid. I describe them as a bunch of persistent people in life. Every goal that they have been proposed during life has been accomplished by them. I think this is a remarkable virtue because all people should be persistent in everything that they want to achieve, always taking into consideration that nobody has control over life. Instead, God is in control of everything and what we need to do is take each chance that he gives us in this life to use it in our favor. Persistence is a tool that parents should acquire with their children. Unfortunately, this virtue has been lost due to the accelerated life families live in, but this is not an excuse. There is always time for sharing during the week as my parents did long time ago. Persistence is an important aspect that we all should cultivate above all in our future children, now that they will be in charge of the nation someday.

To conclude, having a united family is quite important for every human being in a given society because families are the core of every society. That is where a person learns values, behavior, customs, persistence, and so on. Also people learn how to persist in life in pursue of the dreams that are deeply attached in their hearts. Depending on that, we will be a productive or an unproductive individual in their jobs and/or everyday lives. It is in the process of sharing with our families that we learn how to treat other people, behave at work, university, and in whatever place we could be living. I consider a healthy development in our lives to rely on what our parents and/or tutors have taught such good virtues. They will help us live together in harmony and respect, making a balance and always cooperating with each other.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

My Family

My family

By Maria G. Serrano

I have heard about a family that is very united, hard working and lovely. They are ten in total; nine of them live in United States. They share their belongings and nobody can say something is hers or his because all they have belongs to everyone. They are working hard to help the one who is in this country to be with them, too. They love each other so much and enjoy being together.

Also my parents have worked hard in different ways. During the years they have had different kind of jobs, good and bad. My mother had spent twenty years working at fabric factories and cleaning houses. At present, she just takes care of an old sick woman. My father has had worked in seven different kinds of jobs. He used to be a soldier from the air force in Santo Domingo and a police officer. He used to work at some factories like rice factories, bottles factories, and environment factories. At present, he is sick at home. He suffers from diabetes, but he is waiting to get better to work with a cousin on a project. As my parents were always working, I remember them most of the time. They were busy to earn money for our necessities. I do not even remember if they bought something for themselves. I remember that sometimes, we even could not see them because of their jobs. They used to get up very early in the morning and arrive home very late at night. As a result of this situation, they started to feel sick and very exhausted. Their rhythm of working hard turned to be different and slower. I could see through their eyes how difficult getting up early was being. The incredible thing for me is that they never complained. They just did what they were supposed to do even though it was very hard for them. Sometimes, I am in my bedroom doing homework and my mother comes to lay on my bed. She always starts saying “Wow, I remember the person I used to be, full of strength and youth. Now look at me. I am old, with blood pressure problems, and with no strength.” Then she says “try to be better than me because I wasted so much time at fabric factories to be able to start a career at the university and I could not do it”. Knowing this, I have to finish the university and let them know that all they did was worthy. I know that they have done everything for me, everything to see me finishing my studies. Even though they know that they are not as young and strong as before, but they are sure that their goal of giving us a better life was reached.

At the same time in my family, unity means a lot. When someone has a problem it is everyone`s problem. If someone is sick, everyone is aware about it. Every time something comes up, we get together trying to find a way to solve the problem or the situation. My parent`s relationship has been based in unity since the beginning. I remember when I was a child. If I wanted to go to a place I had to ask both for permition because they were like one, or if I needed something I had to tell both about it. Spending money was another thing. I know about couples that work a lot but they do not have unity because what they earn is not shared between them. When my parents earned their money, they shared it and let us know all the time that they were one. As a family, we used to go out for dinner, play some games at home, go fishing, and go to rivers. At this time, it is difficult doing it because of my father`s health. During my life, I have seen how united my family is. I know people that they behave like enemies, being brothers and sisters or husbands and wives. That is why when someone is in love with me the first thing my parents look for is about his education and about his relationship with his parents or his parents` relationship. A family that has a good relationship is a very united family. Unity in a family is very important. If a family is united, everything is possible. Everything can be reached.

My family expresses love through different ways: caring, paying attention to the needs that each one has, and giving good advice in some situations. Expressing love is not only by sharing feelings; we do it with presents too. If someone goes shopping, he or she tries to get at least something to each one. Love is what we feel the most. It is the most important thing in my family. I have seen how my family has developed love during the years. I have noticed that when we are angry at someone for different reasons, it is just for a few minutes. It is not in serious at all. I remember that in my childhood, my brothers and I used to behave. My parents did not have to that threaten us. They just had to look at us directly and it was enough for us to understand what it meant. Right away, we were quiet. I used to cry for things that were not important at all. My family showed me that everything was ok in a lovely way, that I did not have to be worry about it. In my childhood, as my parents were always working, I used to miss them a lot. My brothers and I just could enjoy them more on Saturdays and Sundays. I did not understand why we could not be together the other days. As I was growing up, I started to see and understand everything. I could see that they were doing all those things because they love us. Having lovely parents is a blessing. I think I can do anything. Although they were not with us for a long time, they always showed great love for us. Today, my brothers and I are what we are thanks to my parents. I am glad that in my family, we enjoy that wonderful love. Without this love we would not be what we are.

In conclusion, I have seen how difficult life has been for my family. During the years, they have been working a lot to support us. They have been united to satisfy our necessities. Even though we tended not to see them, sometimes, love was there with us. All the time, they showed us that they cared about us in all the ways. During the years, I have learned that I have to thank God every day for having such a great family. Because of my parents, I am the person that I am today. I have noticed that some daughters and sons from my neighborhood do not study or care about having a good job or having a good education. My parents were always telling me that I had to study, get a good job, and be a professional. I have learned from them to be a person who does not give up when she wants to reach a goal. Without my family I would not be what I am.

San Francisco de Macorís 2011

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

my family

By Jose Demetrio Negrin.

A family is related to a father and mother together with their children. This is one of the goals many people want to reach in life. Many of them go to universities and later, start working very hard to provide a good quality of life for their future families. On the other hand, there are people who don`t have enough education to face the challenges of life. As a consequence, they have children before a career or a job. Nowadays, this is the big picture in our society, single mothers without father`s support and divorces because of the poverty they face, so people should be prepared economically and mentally to have a family. For those problems people face, my parents took enough time to prepare our family. That is why my family is an important part in my heart. Both of them worked very hard in order to provide my sisters and I an education based on love, respect, and good manners, always with God as the best example of these qualities.
First of all, Love is the engine that moves my family through many actions. My mother as an example has given everything in order to make of us better people. For example, when my father passed away, she took care of everything in my house. Just a person who is in love does such a priceless action. She is my inspiration to go on because of all the valuable things we have learned from her such as working hard in order to make our dreams come true, of course, with the help of God. My father was also a great person who supported our needs although I did not spend too much time with him. He was an example of love because he never gave up even though there were difficulties in our lives. This man is unforgettable for my family and relatives. In my town, he is remembered as a leader who helped anybody facing a problem, that is one of the reasons why I really feel proud of him. Now just my mother and I live at home. I remember from my childhood that when anybody was out of the house, the rest of the family missed that person. Then I realize we love each other. Even though my sisters live overseas, we share an excellent relationship and try to keep in touch talking by phone or through the internet besides they visit our house once a year as well. When I travel to United States, they have great attentions with my mother and me.  It doesn`t matter how busy the can be at the moment, they are present on birthdays or any other special date too.When one of them had her first child, my mother traveled and took care of the baby until my sister started working again. Through these actions, I consider my mother the best around the world. She has also taken care of the rest of my sisters` children and I saw how she enjoyed educating and showing love to them. Nowadays, I believe my sisters are also very proud of having a mother with a high sense of compromise and love because of all the sacrifices she has done to maintain the family together. In fact love is all we need to subsist. Love makes of us better and near of God. Now, we realize that without love our family cannot exist.

 In addition, Respect is an action that we show toward others around us. Through respect we say that everyone is important in our lives. In my family I have learned how to respect through many actions. For example, I could observe how my mother always respected my father`s decision about any problem affecting the family without arguments in a quiet mood and respectful forms. In the same way, I can see how my family shows respect to the privacy of anyone because nobody wants to feel that their own family interferes with their private lives. That is another reason why we share a good relationship based on respect. Also, when someone is taking a good or bad decision, the rest of the family just explain their points of view instead of complaining. We respect each other’s belongings, which is very important to maintain respect and peace around us. Also, when I am not in a good mood, I like to be alone for a while to avoid giving bad responses to anyone. Sometimes, we are in front of a disrespectful person to whom it is difficult to show respect. In that moment, I remember a quote from my father: “the worst you can do is to pay attention to an annoying person.” That is why for my sisters and I respect is a good weapon to achieve and win any battle because we have developed it firstly at home to communicate among us thanks to my parents. Then we apply it outside. I always respect my mother and older sisters because they have more experience than me and can help me wisely if I have a problem.  I think that through respect to everything and to everyone is why success has not been something casual in my family, but an attitude acquired from the education my parents provided us. That is why I say respect and education go together.

In the same way, in my family there are different good manners to apply inside and outside the house. I have seen that after any meal, everybody has tasks to do after meal time. I behave the same way when visiting another house because it is of a well educated person to provide some help. From my parents, I have learned that everybody sits at the table at any meal time, breakfast, lunch, or dinner. My mother hates when someone is doing something else during this time, so I’d better sit down. We have also learned from my parents how to behave in public places since we were children as well as to pay attention to someone speaking to us. Also, I have learned to say “thanks” in order to be polite when a person does a favor to us. Besides, we have learned from them to say where we go at night just in case anything bad happen. To tell the truth is another very important good manner because as an example, I remember once I took money from my mother`s pocket without asking her. Then I received a punishment for it. Since that moment, I consider it is better to tell the truth and ask when I need something. My little nephew, who is living with us, is learning the process of being polite because he used to interrupt people conversations with annoying questions. For this reason, my mother started teaching him good manners. Now, he goes to his bedroom when adults are speaking. Thanks to my parents` effort, I can say that everybody recognizes our behavior wherever we go and treats us with respect because they realize they are dealing with polite people. Thanks to my parents for teaching us such an instrument which has opened many doors to us everywhere we go.

Finally, there are important qualities in my family to mention. I consider love among my family members, respect to each other’s actions, and thoughts as well as good manners that we learned from my parents` hard work the tree most important aspects of my family. We have obtained fruitful results in all kind of relationships with friends, relatives, and colleagues. To write about my family has helped me to give more importance to each member and what they do in order to improve our relationship also It has been a great experience because when I go deep in my heart to turn all those feelings I have for each person in my family into writing, I definitely feel so proud of them.