Growing up, we didn’t have much money, but I didn’t know any different. One thing I knew for sure was that my parents loved me very much, and they did all that they could to provide for us kids. I have the highest of respect for my mother and father. They were people of integrity and faith. There were five of us kids, and we didn’t always have the newest things, but it honestly didn’t bother us because we had each other and that was all that mattered. Instead of playing video games or on the computer all day, we played outside because we simply didn’t have those things. In the end, I truly believe that although we were poor, I had the best childhood I could ever wish for. Many people want their children to have the newest everything when really all their children really want is time with their mom and dad. Even though we didn’t have much, my parents spent time everyday to listen to our childish stories, and made us feel very important to them. Not having much means we didn’t have air conditioning. I literally didn’t know what it was like to have air conditioning until I went to college. Again, it wasn’t a big deal to us not to have air conditioning because we didn’t really know what we were missing. Our only air conditioners were fans in the windows. I actually hated air conditioning in college because I wasn’t used to it, so I was always freezing. I guess my point is, just because you may not have all the money in the world doesn’t mean you can’t be completely content and happy with life.