My relationship with both my mom and dad have strengthened each year that I turn older. I've realized that they have both found someone who makes them beyond happy, and to see them so much in love, brings me happiness. That night at the lock-in changed my life and relationships with not only family and friends, but God as well. Some people think that believing in God is just going to church and following the "rules". I use to be one of those people until God showed me that there is so much more. Having a relationship with Him and trusting Him with my life has made me a better person, and He has shown me the power of forgiveness that has changed me forever.
This was a couple paragraphs for Essay 2: Narrative. I chose to share this because of how much I loved to write this essay. The topic I chose was perfect to write about and made me realize just how much of a powerful impact divorce had on my life in more positive ways than negative.
My Mom, Dad and I Fall Sports Night. October, 2013. One month before Baptism.
Part 2: My Grandmother, Norma Cardwell has not known my name or who I am for almost three years now. In my first essay for this class, I wrote about my grandfather, Ron's, experience with his wife having Alzheimer's. Not many people know what Alzheimer's is all about. Alzheimer's is a form of Dementia that takes away the control of mental powers. It leads to forgetfulness, personality changes, and simple tasks not being able to be accomplished. This terrible disease is becoming more known each year because of how many people in the United States and across the world are being diagnosed with it. There is no cure for it and it can come on very fast. To learn more about this disease, the website I would like to share is www.alz.org.
My Gammy and I, December, 2013.
This topic of Alzheimer's is so important to me because seeing my family and I go through the process was very brutal. I wish my family would've known more about this disease to be more prepared. Being prepared and knowing the facts means that your loved ones who are diagnosed can have the process slowed down. I strongly encourage you all to visit this website. Even if it's for a few minutes, it will give you a sense of what Alzheimer's is about and the symptoms to look for if it ever comes across your path.
My Gammy, Papaw and I, April of 2013.