The Importance Of Strength And Its Impact On My Life Essay

1061 Words Oct 7th, 2014 5 Pages
When strength is mentioned, we tend to think of muscular men such as bodybuilders, policemen, or firefighters. However, strength is more than a physical attribute, its other definition from Webster’s dictionary is “Able to withstand great force or pressure.” Nothing brings this to mind more than my grandmother Barbara Allen. Her life was one of the hardest lives to live. Through all of her life she taught me how to be persistent. To press on through life’s many struggles. Then she taught me how to let go of negative people, ones who do not value you and tear you down with slander. She taught me to not go back to people who hurt me, or to at least not take it lightly. After her second breakup she taught me that it is okay to be alone sometimes, and that I can make it through struggles by myself even when I do not have someone to comfort me. During this time she taught me to be comfortable with changes. Losing my grandmother was one of the hardest things I ever had to face, but I will carry the many lessons she gave me forever. Barbara is persistent. She went through many struggles just to adopt me. After I was born, my mom got into substances that made her unfit to raise a child. Barbara fought for custody of me, I do not know why, maybe she felt guilty about her daughters ' decisions and wanted the chance to raise a child right, or maybe she wanted to prevent me from turning out like her daughter did. Whatever the reason I am eternally grateful for what she put herself…

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