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I am from a long line of life changers
and risk takers.
I am from a man who wasn’t happy doing
what he did.
I am from that same man who made the
life-changing decision to jump on a passing train and leave his farm and possessions behind.
I am from the same man who raised loving
children who made a significant change
in this world.
I am from his loving daughter, my grandma.
I am from the grandma who made a difference
in the community and our family.
I am from another brave man who had
an extremely hard childhood.
I am from the same man who was orphaned
at twelve and went to Canada by himself
that same year on a boat.
I am from the same man who made a wonderful son, my grandfather.
I am from an involved grandfather who was raised in a poor family on a farm but was rich in love and compassion.
I am from a brilliant hard-working grandfather who would do anything for his grandchildren.
I am from a place of history and life changers.
I am proud of my family and forever will be.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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SpartansRath said...
today at 1:04 pm
Great story love the description
 
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