Words of Wisdom:

"Trying is the first step toward failure." - Wallace

My Mother

  • Date Submitted: 04/10/2013 08:57 PM
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The person that has influenced my life is my mother because she is the one person that has always stood by my side, and always she encourages me to be the reach my full potential. My mother came from a different country not knowing a single word in English, not knowing anyone, for a better living, and future.
In Mexico, my mother was never able to go to school like most children do, because she was one of the oldest out of eleven children. While others were in class learning their abc's my mother was out in the ranch feeding the animals, planting seeds, or helping my grandmother with the younger siblings. As my mother became older the chances for her being able to go to school grew smaller because of economical reasons. Therefore, she never got the opportunity to learn how to read and write in school like most people did, instead, she had to learn it all on her own. My mother like many other people migrated to the United States of America for a better living opportunity. My mother did not know any English and moved to this country knowing only but a few words, such as "yes" "no" and "sorry". Can you imagine leaving your life behind; your family, your home, your job, and moving to a new country? To a place you know little about and trying to call it a new home. Hoping to somehow make a living out of a society which language you do not understand. 
My mother came from Mexico to the United States as an illegal immigrant by crossing the dangerous river. Just by that, shows courage, and persistence, especially knowing that you could have had your life taken away along the way. She still took the chance into coming in to the United States because she knew she would have a better living. It took time and practice for my mother to learn enough English to get a stable job. My mother went from being a school cafeteria lady, cleaning houses, to working as housekeeping for hotels, and now, finally, having her independent business, Amway incorporated.
My mother has always...

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