When There's Good There's Bad

When there’s good, there’s bad.
Emma Whelan 11.6
Draft 5.

“A basic social unit consisting of parents and their children, considered as a group, whether dwelling together or not: the traditional family.
A social unit consisting of one or more adults together with the children they care for: a single-parent family”. (www.dictonary.com, 2011)

Family is the most important part of your life. When you first come into the world, family is your soul. Family has a large part of your heart. There are unfortunate people in the world that have never been a part of a family or have drifted apart or separated from family. To a large amount of people in the world, family is extremely important. For most families, love is unconditional and everlasting. Losing a family member is devastating. You feel like something is missing, an empty dark void, that never can be filled.


“A person who rescues another from danger of death, especially from drowning”. (www.dictonary.com, 2011)

In Australia being a Surf Lifesaver is just like being a teacher, a cook, a farmer or a hair dresser. It’s a job. But it’s more than a job; it’s a vocation – paid or otherwise. A Surf Lifesaver patrols the beaches to protect and save the public. Lifesavers can be highly skilled and qualified, but all anyone needs to save a life are basic skills. Saving a life is like saving a family’s life. “It’s a lifesavers job to save people in trouble”.

I was woken by the bright sunshine peering through my wooden blinds and the noise of the old air-conditioner. I walked into the kitchen. Sitting on the bench was a medium size blue esky, with a note sitting on top. Car keys were preventing the note from being blown away by the ceiling fan.

The note said:

“Dear Cooper and Lily,

Dad and I have both been called into work. We have left you the car and packed you a little lunch.   Have a nice day at the beach. Love Mum and Dad”.

I ran into my brother’s room with excitement....