Family Is the Basis of Stability

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Family is the Basis of Stability
One of the quotes by Letty Cottin Pogrebin says, “If the family were a boat, it would be a canoe that makes no progress unless everyone paddles.” Family is like a team who are trying to win the competition. Everyone on board is equal, depends on each other, and must participate. They make a solid support system for each other, which will never be failed, and will give the feel of stability. After I immigrated to the US, I realized that family is the basis of stability.
In Belarus, as most of the young people, I had a usual life, but then in one day everything was changed. I was a student in Belarusian National Technical University and was finishing my third year of study, when my husband’s aunt, who lived in the United States, sent us an invitation that states that if we want she can help us prepare all the documents in order to move. This was the most important and the hardest decisions that I with my husband must accept. At that time, I didn’t think about my study and all time that I already devoted to it, but about my family (my mother, sister, and brother) and the tremendous distance which will separate us.
I’m very thankful to God that He gave me the family that I have. Together we went through all the happy moments in our life and through different difficulties. I think this made me strong and prepared me to without worries face all the problems. My mother always taught me, my brother, and my sister to support and help each other. This lesson was really helpful, especially when we lost our father. Life taught us to appreciate each moment and every day that we spent with each other. Problems united us and helped us to become a real family.
Before making our decision, we thought about all the advantages and disadvantages of it. First and the most important reason why we wanted to move in the United States was for religious…...

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