The only one that hasn’t left my side and I know is always going to be there for me is my loving mother. When my mother was a senior in high school, she found out she was pregnant. Before then, she was always out with her friends at parties, skipping school, and not taking school serious. Therefore, she is so strict on me because she doesn’t want me to make the same mistakes. For example, any day that I go out she has to know where I am going or who I am going to be with, and she makes sure that I am pursuing in school.
I ended up staying up late and heard her cry in her room. I got an A on my homework, but that A didn 't matter anymore I hurt my mom. Kids with parents who cannot speak English suffer a lot from having to do their homework on their own, this affects us in our academic growth and self-esteem. I grew up tutoring myself new words, I had to purchase my first dictionary at age 12 in order to learn new words and not feel dumb in class. My mom would come around and ask if I needed help (after that argument we had) I would say no with a smile on my face just to reassure her I knew what I was doing, but I really had no
In the reading “Who Goes to College” written by Cecilia Rodriguez Milanes I was able to see myself in her situation. When she was a senior she had no idea what she was going to do her following year, all she knew was that her parents wanted her to attend college. She always wanted to work, she liked being able to provide for herself but her parents always told her that college would come first. She had no clue of how college worked, what classes she would take or what she would do there. After all the confusion she had of what college truly is, she began to love it.
Gaby is a straight A student with college ambitions. She is required to do a senior project and she decides that she wants to do something that is meaningful to her and that will make an impact on others. She... ... middle of paper ... ...ple friends who are or have been pregnant in the last year. One had to do home school after the baby was born, and one now has a tutor who comes to her house weekly since she cannot go to school until the baby is born, but all have received encouragement and love and are finishing school. A girl who does not have the support of friends and family will quit school and will not go back and finish their degree, and will end up homeless or living on welfare.
Jessica started high school and never had a good schedule. She always waited until the very last minute to do homework. She would always go to sleep late and always wake up late for school and not catch the bus. After a while, she realized that she had to manage her time everyday for school. Jessica never had time for practicing her guitar and never got her required minutes every week for guitar, but since she started managing her time well, she started being more confident in school and she got good grades ever since she stopped procrastinating.
I have my mother to thank for that. This said woman was my mother. She was a flight attendant at the time for US Airways and despite being busy 24/7, she tried her best to make time for both me and my education. From what I was told, my mother was valedictorian of her high school class and was had many extra- curricular activities to credit for. Despite being a great student and having tons of friends, there was something else going on in my life at the time, in which very few people in my circle were privy to… My mother was diagnosed with cervical cancer at the time, so when she became sick, I had to become her aid.
I went into labor at 7am, after she endured a lot of stress, I delivered her at 1:12pm, and she had not eaten all day long.” The birth of her baby had taken its toll on both mother and baby . Meredith Small discusses the fatigue and trauma that mothers and babies experience during childbirth in chapter one of her book, Our Babies, Ourselves (13). Jane was relived that her daughter would finally be able to eat. Jane admits that this was not the ideal scenario, however, she wanted to do what was best for her baby at that moment. Fortunately, the baby latched on around midnight, and from that point Jane was able to continue breastfeeding her for over a
* * * It seems we have a solution to the decline in family togetherness. Mom, being a principal has always had a huge heart for her students. Apparently one in particular has caught her eye and shoved her into action. A little girl named Lindsey attending Mom's school is going to be coming to live with us. I don't know the whole story on her but apparently her mom died when she was real young and after bouncing in and out of several foster homes, as well as the courts with her dad she is in need of another family.
The author and I both became very homesick, just like Crucet felt as if she had made a terrible mistake, I felt the same exact way. While I was sitting there reading Crucet’s story, I read over and over where she had mentioned,“They’d use all their vacation days from work and had been saving for months to get me to school and go through orientation.” As I sat there and thought, my parents had already paid for tuition out of their pocket also, so no matter how bad I wanted to get out I could not go anywhere. I could not let anyone down but at the same time I was desperate and trying to search for another
She was on her own during college, and paid for her own tuition for as long as she could. My mom is the hardest working person I know, and I am constantly amazed at what she accomplishes, even when she raised 3 kids. My brother, sister, and I didn’t have my mom there to cater to our every move. I know now that when my mom told me to do house chores before she took me to a friend’s house and I threw a fit, she was just trying to teach me how to be responsible and work for the things I wanted. Thus, learning the importance of determination and resilience from a working mom enabled the young girl I was to grow up and see the value of hard work and as a result I want to mirror my mom’s worth