My Family and I

I don’t know about you, but I love my family! I always get excited whenever I get the chance to share about them because they are God’s greatest gift to me.

 My family consists of 4 people who love to spend time with each other.  There is my dad, who is the most selfless man you will ever meet, my mom, whose heart is able to expand with so much love, my younger sister who is my best friend and then there is me.

Growing up, my parents always stressed how important it is to have a relationship with God.  They have had a significant impact on my Catholic faith because they were able to lead by example.  They taught my sister and I how to pray and they encouraged us to go to mass every Sunday.  I was able to see how much they loved the Lord and that love radiated in how they cared for our family and for everyone around them. My parents are the most loving and supportive parents I could ever ask for and there isn’t a day that I fail to feel loved by them.  Every morning when I leave for school my dad takes time out of his day to drive me to the skytrain even if we live around 5 minutes away from the station.  My mom packs me lunch everyday and sometimes she even puts a little note on it saying “have a blessed day!” or “Good luck on your test!”.  It is through them and through the little things that they do that I am able to experience Christ’s unconditional love.

What I love about us is that no matter how busy we are, we always make time for each other.  Every night, after going about our separate lives, we have dinner as a family and catch up on each others days.  I am blessed to say that my family has grown very close. We do almost everything together.  We eat dinner together, we watch T.V. together, we go on late night bubble tea runs together, but most importantly we serve God together.

I am so thankful because God has given me a family that is continuing to help me grow in all aspects of my life.  They are the ones who instill in me and constantly remind me that I am capable of doing whatever I set my mind to.  They are the ones who are guiding me on my journey and I know that no matter what happens they will always be there praying for me.  I cannot thank the Lord enough for the gift of my family and nothing makes me happier than being able to serve with them in this community.   



Alyana Angeles – West 2 Chapter Head | CFC-Youth Pacific Region