My Parents: My Best Friends- Growing up, my mother and father always told me that they were my best friends and no matter what they would always be there for me. At such a young age, I went through many stages in my life were I disagreed with what they told me. I would go through times where I said I hated them so much for punishing me, enforcing rules, and keeping me from doing the things that I wanted. At the time, they were the last people I would consider my friends. However, as I have grown and matured with age, I have come to realize one thing I never did before; my parents are my best friends. With their love and guidance, my parents have had a tremendous impact on the person I am today.
From the ages of 12 to 16, I considered myself a rebellious wild child. In school, I was enrolled in honors courses and excelled in all of them with very high grades. I thought because of my outstanding grades, I could defy my parents’ rules and guidelines all that I wanted. However, as I soon came
I would constantly rebel even further when I could not get my way. In the process of my rebellion stage, some of my careless and thoughtless actions hurt my parents very badly. My parents were there my side every step of the way to help my better understand what was going on and how to cope with it. My parents used to tell me, "One day you will realize that we are your true friends and we will always be there for you. to realize, my parents were the ones in charge and took very sharp measures in punishing me for my actions. When I was having a hard time with something and I needed to pour my heart out, they would always be there to listen to me. I became very distant from everyone and all the activities I normally enjoyed. They helped me grow stronger as a person and gave me the courage I needed when I needed it the most. My parents are in fact my best friends. 2Time and time again, through every event in my childhood, my parents would always have my back. They guide me in the right direction every time I have a problem and I look up to them for their intelligence and personalities. Whenever I need advice about financial matters or anything at all, my parents are the first people I call. Throughout my years to come, my parents will always have an influence on every decision and turn I take on the road of life. For instance, when I was about 13 years old, my 8 year old brother was diagnosed with insulin dependent diabetes.