My Family : My Parents Essay

1565 Words Oct 28th, 2015 null Page
I was born on April 28th, 1997 in Elmhurst, Illinois. My parents were young and had not even been married for two years. My older sister was conceived on my parents’ wedding night while I was conceived on my parents One-Year Anniversary. My older sister is a year and three days older than me. Because my parents were young and struggling financially, we lived with my maternal grandmother at the time of my birth; she helped take care of my older sister and me. As a child, my family and I moved around quite a bit from state to state so my dad could find a job. Before I was born, my parents and my sister lived in Alabama with my maternal grandmother. Both my parents came from families of divorce so they were determined to stay together.
When I was about one year old, my parents rented a two-bedroom house in Haverhill, Massachusetts. A year later my younger sister was born. My younger sister’s crib was put into my parents’ room and I slept with my older sister. At this time, I constantly carried around my baby blanket (which I still sleep with today) and a baby bottle. One of my first memories was of my parents taking away my bottle; I cried. It was at this point in my life that signs of my anxiety first started showing. Of course I didn’t realize it at the time. I expressed my anxiety in the form of anger. I would often throw temper tantrums if two different types of food on my plate touched or if one of my sisters rearranged my toys. My parents would have to lock me in my room…

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