Hold on Close to family, avoid the what if

By Staff Writer
November 8, 2001

Thanksgiving break is not far away. This is a time when students pack up their belongings and go home. Many of us go home and spend time with our friends or our significant others. Then with whatever time is left over we spend with our family. At least that’s how I used to be. I was under the impression that my family would always be there when I got done going out with friends. It’s not that I did not care about my family; it’s just that at this time of life being with my friends and my boyfriend came first. My priorities were mixed up.

When I look back I cannot believe that was me. My life has changed a lot since then. I am a completely different person than what I was almost two years ago. My priorities were changed by an illness in my family. My mom, the rock of our family fell. She became very ill. Her illness turned my life upside down.

Ever since this illness I spend as much time with my family as I can. They are the most important part of my life. I hate the fact that it took something this big to set my priorities straight but I am happy that I did change.

I always think “what if?” What if my mom’s illness was even more serious and I missed out on time with her. What if I lost her? These are questions that always come to my mind, especially during the holidays. The point of this perspective is to tell each and every person in the Cabrini community to spend as much time with the people they love over this next holiday break. You never know what could happen. You never know when something could turn your whole world upside down. I didn’t know either.

Staff Writer

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