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Posted: Thursday, December 18, 2008 12:00 am

My family is unique in so many different ways because we were raised the old fashion way, where my mom stays at home and my dad works. I have chores to do and I have to do them or else. We also sit every day at the table and eat together after we say GRACE. I love my family for being this way because in today's society there are parents that don't even spend time with their kids and well that really affects kids in many different ways.

Horacio Reyes

Teacher: Ricardo Orozco

Weslaco East High School

Traveling for 16 years back and forth is what makes my family unique. Working in the field, working more than what we get paid for and not taking anything for granted is what makes me love them even more. We are migrants and not ashamed.

Berenice Mata

Teacher: David Means

San Benito High School

My family is very unique because my mom is a coach at Harlingen High School. Almost every night she doesn't get home till 9 and 10. But when she has home games I go with her. My dad fixes coffee machines and capacheno machines. Everyone once in a while I go with him or help him at his shop.

Blane McGee

Teacher: Susan King

Gutierrez Middle School

The relationship and bond my family share towards one another is something, I believe, is very special and rare to find. We have found this love and adoration for each other through the practice of our Catholic faith and beliefs. Our weekly routine of encouraging one another to participate in Sunday mass and carrying out the word in our daily actions is an amazing quality my parents instill in me and my siblings. They are there for me when no one else is, and that is something I try not to take for granted.

Vanessa Garza

Teacher: Jean Bovee

Weslaco High School

My family is unique because there are so many of us and if you try to separate us you don't stand a chance. Our family gathers together for every holiday and we are a good team. These are the reasons why my family is unique.

Klarissa Gonzalez

Teacher: Jose Martinez

Frank Roberts Elementary

Every family is unique. Some families have two parents others have one, or two of the same sex. But that doesn't stop them from being a family. All families have a unique trait that makes them good at something. I have only one parent, and I've watched her struggle to give me an education. Some parents have their children running around and use the single parent excuse. But my mom didn't give up on my brothers and sisters, including me. My mom makes my family unique. Because she never gives up.

Valentin Perez

Teacher: David Means

San Benito High School

What makes my family unique is that even though we're far away, we still care about every one. If someone has a baby, there is a whole family reunion at the hospital. I love it a lot because I know they care a lot. We have reunions for everything from broken arms to barbeques. Don't even get me started.

Katrina J.

Teacher: Angelic Alvarez

Vernon Middle School

One thing that makes my family unique is that we hang out with my grandparents even on Sunday afternoons just to spend time together. Also another thing that makes my family unique is we bike ride every weekend.

Nicholas Caballero

Teacher: Susan King

Gutierrez Middle School

My family is unique in many different ways. One of them is that we are a very happy family. Yes we do fight sometimes but not as much. We get along really good. My sisters are very cool girls and they know how to have fun. My mom is the best mom ever. She is outgoing and positive. My father is hardworking and positive too. My family is a cool family and I am very happy with my family.

Alvaro Torres

Teacher: Ricardo Orozco

Weslaco East High School

My family is lots of fun to be around no matter what the mood is. They are very funny and loud. They'll always make you laugh even if you're at your lowest. I have a really big family. My dad has 10 brothers and sisters. My mom has 4. I love all of them very much and I wouldn't trade them for anything.

Jenna Castaneda

Teacher: Terrie Gracia

W.B. Green Jr. High

My family is special because I love them and I do a lot of good things with them. I am proud that my mom is with me at all times. When I am there with her and my father he has been there when he could be there, but right now my father is not there, but I wish he was here, I love both of them a lot, my brothers and sisters are all special to me because I love them and I was always there for them when they would want somebody to be there for them just like my parents.

Daniel

Teacher: S.L. Garcia

Rio Grande Valley Youth Recovery Program

My family is unique because the relationship between all of us is close. We all know when one another is in a bad mood; and the arguments between us are nothing more than deciding who should wash the dishes or sweep the floor. My family is not perfect, but unique somewhat describes us.

Kimberly Marquez

Teacher: Jean Bovee

Weslaco High School

I honestly don't know if or what makes my family unique, but I know what I'm proud of. Both of my parents are from Mexico, and they both came here legally, and over time they both became part of the middle class. My father has gotten promoted twice or more in the past two years, and my mother has always been there for me when I needed her. My brother is the first in my family to have gone and graduated from collage, he is an alumni of Texas A&M at Collage Station, and is an officer in the Navy.

Eric Valdez

Teacher: Ricardo Orozco

Weslaco East High School

What make's my family unique is my mom and dad. When they got married, they united as a team, then they had me, my brother, and my sisters. We are all a team now. We are now the Guerra Family. We go to the movies, we play football, and we all know what style is.

Daniel Guerra

Teacher: Jose Martinez

Frank Roberts Elementary

What makes my family unique is that they have love for anything and anyone. For example you could be a drunk in the street with a cup asking for some change. My mom doesn't care how they're gonna use the money. She will give them money anyway. By the way I'm talking about my Grandma but my mom and my aunt are the same way.

Lupe

Teacher: S.L. Garcia

Rio Grande Valley Youth Recovery Program

What makes my family unique is that every Saturday we play Mexican Bingo called Chalupa. We like to have fun and make fun of each other, but just playing around. We all have our Latin blood and Our Lion pride.

Cecilia Rodriguez

Teacher: Terrie Gracia

W.B. Green Jr. High

My dad passed away 16 years ago, and my mom has taken care of my 3 sisters, 2 brothers, and me by herself. She has kept our family together by being a mom and a dad at the same time, and that's what makes our family unique.

Claret Schimming

Teacher: David Means

San Benito High School

Although there might be times where my family just can't stand each other, what makes us unique is the love we have for one another. We are the type of people who, rather then showing our feelings, keep them to ourselves. The love that is shared between my family and me is unique in the sense that only we are able to detect it. We're not exactly rich, but there are times when I feel like the richest girl in the world because I know my family loves me, and I in return, love them.

JoAna Garcia

Teacher: Jean Bovee

Weslaco High School

What makes my family unique? We always find things to do together. Plus we are all DALLAS COWBOYS fans, and some families are our rivals. Also my family thinks of wacky things to do, some people find it awkward but we don't. Lastly, what makes us unique is that we love each other and are close to each other in different ways. We give each other homemade gifts from the heart and we are fine with it.

Sabrina Lino

Teacher: Jose Martinez

Frank Roberts Elementary

I think every family is unique in their own way. My family is unique because of how close we are to each other. My family is inseparable. I am very close to my two aunts and grandma. After my grandma passed away, we became even closer. We all laugh because everyone knows that we all travel everywhere together. People know us as the family that cannot be apart from each other. I love my family.

Danielle De La Rosa

Teacher: Terrie Gracia

W.B. Green Jr. High

Many things make my family unique! My mom, my dad, and I all like the color blue. I have maybe over 150 relatives. My mom has four brothers and sisters and my dad has 5. Each of us in my family has a different body part that's big. My brother has a big head, my mom has a big nose, and my dad has big ears!  Most of us speak Spanish in a different way. Some people in my family are very tall and some are very short. We all have different things in common.

Michael C.

Teacher: Angelic Alvarez

Vernon Middle School

The thing that makes my family unique is that, no matter what time, place, situation, or disaster, we will always be there for each other to help or to cheer each other on. The point is we will always have each other no matter what! We will always have room for our family.

Moises Briones

Teacher: Vernon Nelson

Vernon Middle School

What makes my family unique is that every time we gather up for holidays we joke until we run out of jokes. Every time we joke, we say sorry after we make fun of each other. When the food is done, it is so quiet we can sometimes hear the wind blow. My family and I love each other, we would die for each other. When we say bye, we kiss each other on the cheek. When they drive a way we wave until we can't see them any more.

Joel Leija

Teacher: Terrie Gracia

W.B. Green Jr. High

I think my family is unique because my older sister says lots of random thanks and does a lot of funny stuff. My brother is cool and is into himself a lot. My dad always does crazy stuff, and my mom is nice and loving. I'm really awesome and funny.

Austin R.

Teacher: Angelic Alvarez

Vernon Middle School

What makes my family unique is that they are really united and always there for each other. Almost every Saturday we make BBQ's at my tio's house or at tia's. We really enjoy being together at all times.

Jackie Gudino

Teacher: Susan King

Gutierrez Middle School

What makes my family unique is that they show me love. They have always been there for me no matter what I have done even in juvenile they always came and visited me with a smile me knowing in reality their sad for me but no matter what my family goes through we're always there for one another this make us unique.

Max

Teacher: S.L. Garcia

Rio Grande Valley Youth Recovery Program

Anyone who is in relation with any member of my family knows that what distinguishes us is our eating habits. My family does not necessarily share the same diet or eating schedule, but the common factor that we all share is that we love to eat large sums of food. Consuming food is fun for us and we cannot get enough of it. My mom eats a lot, my dad eats a lot, my brothers and sisters eat a lot, my aunts eat a lot, even I eat a lot. We all share the same delight in eating. We might be a fat family, but we are happy.

Tony H.

Weslaco High School

My family is unique because we are all a crazy bunch of buffoons. We always argue, but in the end we still love each other. Recently, my parents' skinny dipped in our pool in front of all of our guests. I was so embarrassed but at the same time it was hilarious.

My little brother is just as insane as my parents. He comes up with the craziest ideas that I have ever heard of, and he thinks that he knows it all. All I can say about myself is that I'm the most sane person in my family, and that's because I'm pretty crazy myself.

Aaron S.

Weslaco High School

My family is unique in the way that we appreciate each other's individuality. We allow each person to be comfortable with who they choose to be, without judgment. Celebrating accomplishments and offering unconditional love is a part of our everyday lives. Support is something that is never absent with my family. The choices we make are always backed up with the unconditional support of each other. The reasons for my family being unique will always continue to grow everyday that we spend time together. The love I have being with my family will never tire and that is unique in itself with the world being the way it is today.

Gabriel L.

Weslaco High School

My family is unique because there always there for me. We all like different things but are always on the same page. My family is caring, loving, and always looks out for me, my brother, and my sister. Nobody else has a family like mine because we are all different.

Joey V.

Weslaco East high school

What makes my family unique is that we are all different. We all know how to have a good time and have fun. We are all open and don't keep anything from each other. Everyone knows what happens with everyone, there are no secrets. We like spending time with each other, yes we may fight, but we get over it fast.

Maritza T.

Weslaco East High School

What makes my family unique is that my family always stands together no matter what. They always have a way of making me happy when I'm down. When someone is in trouble we are always there for them no matter what they did. They will always be there in the good times and the bad times, and they will never leave me alone.

Judith V.

Weslaco East High School

What makes my family unique is that we are different in our own ways, but yet very similar. We love watching and playing sports. We mostly like the same teams. We also like going on road trips, which we go on very often. My family's unique because we all seem to be peacemakers. That's why my family is unique.

Martha O.

Weslaco East High School

What makes my family unique is that we spend most of our time together. We don't argue with each other, we just talk about the things that bother us. For example, every Sunday is family time we sit together in the living room and we talk. When we go some place like take a vacation all my family goes. We try to have fun with each other. For example, last summer my family went to Six Flags and we laughed a lot. My family is unique and I don't want it to change.

Aracely E.

Weslaco East High School

My family is unique because of the bond that we have together. Even though we live so far from each other we call and stay close to each other. I also like how strong of a family we are and how we help each other, when we need it.

Mark G.

Weslaco East High School

I think the thing that makes my family unique is the fact that we know when to play around and when to be serious. I like the fact that my family knows how to take a joke since we joke around and that makes life all the funnier. My family believes that laughing is what life's about and that's what makes my family unique.

Nate A.

Weslaco East High School

What makes my family unique is that we all pretty much just chill. We all are really different though. My dads all into oldies and low riders, my moms all into old rock, my brothers into preppy stuff, and I'm into skating and punk. But we all still get along. No one in my family ever really gets mad, and we always mess around. We try not to take anything seriously.

AJ R.

Weslaco East High School

The thing that makes my family unique is that we are always together. My parents were illegal immigrants who would run from the border patrol while working in the fields. Now all my families here in the United States, we have a house, vehicles, and all the essentials. My two brothers are married and we all live near each other. We have come a long way.

Juan O.

Weslaco East High School

My family is unique in the way that my grandma had 3 girls. All 3 girls had 1 girl and 3 boys, and the girls being the oldest.

Edgar L.

San Benito High School

I think what makes my family unique, is that we're all different. We all enjoy doing different things, but when it comes to us doing something together we do something we all enjoy and like. Also, even though we're all different we still have the same love for one another.

Tracey S.

San Benito High School

The only thing unique about my family is the fact that my parents try so hard to make my life "the life of Jesus Christ", but they don't realize that while they try to perfect my life, they are not acknowledging my own personal life in general. My mom is also mad at extremely random times which is followed by my dad not being man enough to stand against my mom due to him not receiving something in return if he doesn't side with her. Another thing is with me and my older sister. We are enemies until our parents get mad at us for obvious stupid reasons, so we go from enemy to friend in a second. In the end, with our family, it all depends on who has more support.

AJ S.

Weslaco High School 

Playing games every Sunday evening, watching movies, and laughing hysterically at silly things is what makes my family unique. My family is inseparable. We run together on Saturday mornings. We consider each other best friends. My family has been a lot together, just like any other family, and it makes us that much closer together. My dad, my brothers, and I compete in races throughout the valley. We have our own relay team. Not many families can say they can compete with their family, and actually win. This is what makes my family unique.

Sandra H.

Weslaco High School

According to my dad, we are all a bunch of psychos who just happen to get along. I think it is that strange sense of sarcasm we all possess in our own way. We are not afraid to break the other down and hurt their feelings at all. It's all done in good heart. We tend to not take many things seriously even though we should. My family is the type that finds something funny in everything. If you do not see it, believe me, one of us will. We are the type of family someone would not mind coming home to. As long as that someone has high self esteem, a big sense of humor, and snappy comebacks. If you've had a bad day, we can cheer you up and raise you to the mountains. If you've had a good day, well, we can change that.

Victoria C.

Weslaco High School

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