My Mother and I. WHat is one situation where you felt you wouldn't survive and pull through if it weren't for your mother's support and encouragement? Develop and Discuss.

Essay by JijiHigh School, 11th gradeB+, February 2005

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In a world of resounding echoes, "Mom" is one of the few words that last forever. Being a teenager, I find it hard to admit, but I know it's true with all my heart; I need my mother, and the bond that is between us has gotten me through so much, and will get me through so much more.

How do I describe my relationship with my mom? It's quite hard to put in words. Ever since I was a little kid, I've been wearing her out. I yelled and screamed and got angry, and yet, when I needed her, I ran crying into her arms. Somehow, she is all I need in a time of difficulty.

Now that I'm a bit older, I don't screm and yell and cry anymore. I just stay silent and aloof. Yet, she knows something's wrong, and stays by my side until she makes me laugh.

Honestly, I don't know how she does it. I guess it just comes with being a mother.

I need her everyday. However, one of the toughest times I had to deal with was when both my grandparents died, not a 40-day span between their deaths. I was about 13, and thought I would simply dissolve in my own tears. I had never faced a loss before, and simply didn't know what to do. But my mother, who stood facing a loss even bigger than mine (She had lost her own mom!), was there for me. She was a shoulder to cry on. Together, we pulled through it. I honestly don't believe that I would have gotten over it if it weren't for my mother.

Today, I don't see my mom as much as I used to. She has more work to do, and so do...