Family Narrative Essay

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Cervantes I
Cervantes Higuera Jessica
University of the Incarnate Word
English Composition I
Draft #1
Why does everyone leave?

Seeing your parents apart and not getting along when they’re together is hard for most kids specially when you’re 8 years old and you don’t know what’s coming next. The day my parents got divorced changed my perception of what a normal family was. Having my dad around all the time wasn’t my everyday routine. I’d see him once or twice a week so I wasn’t very much used to see him every day. One day I came home after school and he and my mom were on the balcony talking, the notice I was staring, they both looked at me and called for a family meeting by the tone of their voices I could tell there was something wrong. The first thing I heard was “We’re getting divorced this means that dad is going to move out of the house” they were saying other things but I wasn’t listening, the only thing that popped into my mind was I’d never get so see my dad again, he was going to leave me and my mom for good, he was never coming back. I t was hard knowing that I would never wake up to the feeling of surprise of having my dad sleeping next to my mom on a random day. My uncle came in the picture and I found a new friend, father, and accomplice. My mom told me that my uncle was coming to live with us for business matters and he would stay on my bedroom as I slept with her since my dad left. He’s job allowed him to get home just in time for us three to have a meal together, I’d see him every morning before he went to work and he was there when I was back from school. Cervantes II

We spent a lot of time together; he played with me before and after homework time. Weekends were the best, we used to go out to eat and on Sundays around dinner time we would order lemon pie from our favorite restaurant, and we would have our happy family moment just in time before our busy week start all over again. I was such a happy kid when he was around, he made all...
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