Casey's Essay For TCU
All my life I’ve been around people whose parents didn’t care about them. I’ve been extremely blessed to have a mother who cares more about the well being of my life than that of her very own. She has taught me every life lesson worth teaching. The biggest impact she has made in my life has been teaching me the word of Jesus Christ. She’s shared with me her sense of humor, morals and priorities, work ethic, and strength. I came to Christ at a very young age, and the person who led me through the acceptance prayer was none other than my mom. At the age of seven, I was baptized for the first time. The person baptized before me, again, was my mother. She has been by my side leading me through my walk with Christ just about every step of the way. Aside from her spirituality she maintains a great sense of humor. She has always taught me through example that it was all right to laugh at ourselves. She has instilled in me good morals and values through her examples. Through out my life she has shown kindness and compassion by being both incredibly kind to complete strangers and showing compassion to those who have wronged her. She has taught me a great work ethic through her work as an accountant early in my life, priorities by giving up her job to stay at home until my brother and I were enrolled in school, and then becoming a substitute teacher for my school district so that she could have the same hours and vacation days as we had. I have applied her example of dedication to my effort and persistence in the 9 years in which I’ve played football. Now she is teaching me how to stay strong in times of trials and hardships as she finds herself in the midst of a divorce after a 22 year marriage. She continues to show me that in the Lord I will always find the strength I need. I will remember the things she has taught me for the rest of my life.
*note: the guideline was for the essay to be 300 - 500 words. His is around 400.