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Lucky Enough to Call Them Family


Lucky Enough to Call Them Family

Hi, my name is Quinn McKenna and I am a freshman at Oxbridge. To address this week’s theme of the role family plays in a support system, I’m going to tell you a bit about mine. I have one younger sister (by a year and a half) who’s one of my best friends. I know that I can always count on her to be there for me and listen to what I have to say. Having a sister you’re close to is just like having a best friend, except you live together and are constantly around each other day and night, so you REALLY know each other inside and out. My sister is the only person who knows every single detail about me, good and bad. I know that I could trust her with my life, and vice versa. Sisterhood is the level above friendship, and a close sister-to-sister relationship is one that should be infinitely cherished. 

Now, moving onto my parents. I know that my mom and dad are always there for me. They push me to succeed and act as two little voices in my head motivating me in all that I do. They are there to give helpful advice and encourage me to work my hardest. I know that they are proud in whatever I do, which makes me proud of myself and motivates me to be a better person. They support me in all that I do, whether that be academics, athletics, or extracurriculars like Women Making Waves! Which leads me to what I’m going to say next.

For girls who aren’t as fortunate as to have a family-based support system, there are always people out there who care. Women Making Waves is like a family in that it provides love, trust, and fun. I know that I could go to any one of the girls with a problem, and they’d be there to help.

So, as to the month’s theme of a support system and this week’s theme of family, the two are one in the same for me. My family acts as my main support system, which is there to motivate, protect and nurture me. Women Making Waves, though, does the same exact thing, and acts as a second family to me!

~Quinn, 15

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