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Wonderful life of Kay Buell
The Wonderful Life of Kay Buell Every individual's life has a past, present and future. My life has been developed and influenced by several factors that will be reflected in this paper. You will read about my life experiences and how it has developed into such a wonderful life. My life begin when I was a mere 2 years of age when my parents adopted my twin sister and myself. My parents were on the older side, so their beliefs were conservative and strict, even from the beginning. Since my sister and I had been out of many foster homes until my parents adopted us, it was important that we had structure. There was always plenty of love and stability that I received and that is so important in the development in the early years. My parents were involved in every aspect of my childhood and that resulted in a sheltered and protective environment. It was hard to develop autonomy as a child and my own personality but my parents played such an important role in my development. I have developed such strong morals as an adult and that is attributed to my parents' role.
While my parents were such a strong factor in my childhood, my twin sister was the most influential person. We have always been so close and dependent on each other since all we had at an early age was each other. I remember when I would feel lost or troubled growing up, my sister would always comfort me by saying “sissy, do not cry, I am here.” Those words were encouraging and made me strong. I feel if we had not been adopted together my life would have not been as rich. My sister is my rock to this day and even in my childhood, she was my foundation in learning to trust and feel secure.

As I mentioned, my parents raised our family in a strict and conservative environment and our lives were structured around the beliefs of our church. My religion was Southern Baptist and I attended church three times a week. All my activities were based around Sunday school, choir and church



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