Growing up, I remember my mom telling me to “act with integrity”. I didn't know what that meant so when I asked her for clarification she said "act in a way that is good”. I understood this definition of integrity as following the ways and expectations of other people. Do right by others.
I learned to appreciate the value of moments when I lost valuable time with my parents. When I was nine years old, my dad left our family to start a new life. He never returned or stayed in touch. I had nine special years with my dad. When I was 13, my mom