The Impact of Brotherly Love
Throughout my life, different family situations and experiences have taught me certain lessons about love and life itself. Even from a young age, the concept of love has been an idea that has influenced my life day in and day out. The main source of my knowledge and experience of love comes from my family and the bond that was instilled between us from a young age. Whether it involved going to church, taking vacations, or bonding together over dinner, a great sense of love and respect was created. The people in my family who have had an impact on me through different experiences include my younger brother and my parents. The experiences which had the most lasting impact on my life involved my parents and my brother when we supported each other when any of us needed it most. An important example of this was when my brother and I were younger and I saved his life, and ultimately strengthened the bond between us. The strongly held bond that exists between us is something that is natural and loving. That brotherly love is supported and maintained by the different struggles and situations that we have endured together.
One of the most significant events that greatly affected our relationship occurred when both my brother and I were at a young age. It was during the summer when my brother had just turned five years old and I was eight. Throughout the day, my family and I were visiting some close friends and cooking out and playing around in their pool. At the time, my brother was still stuck wearing those “swimmies” while my friend and I were able to flip off the diving board and race deep toward the bottom of the pool. Though the day seemed to be going great, I had no idea that it would only turn for the worse.
My friend and I climbed out of the clear blue water that day, tired and excited to eat some freshly cooked hotdogs. At the same time, my mom pulled my brother out with his swimmies and dried him off under the...