My Family: A Short Story: Shehnaz Soni

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Shehnaz Soni is petite and beautiful; she is about 5 feet and 3 inches and has a smile that offers love and compassion. She is the light at the end of the tunnel and offers kindness and helps her family and friends. She comes from a middle-class family from Karachi, Pakistan; her parents maintained the family because her dad was a photographer and loved taking pictures, and he also managed shops. Although both parents were raised in Karachi, her dad was born in India before the independence from Pakistan. He eventually moved to Karachi after the independence. When he was older he eventually met my grandmother and had an arranged marriage. Together they had three children whom they raised. Today, my grandparents are still living in Karachi with my uncle who takes care of them. Their youngest daughter, my aunt is happily married with a family in Paris, France. Finally, my mom is the oldest of three children and is a mother of four, two from each husband whom she later divorced. She is an immigrant who came to this country through an arranged marriage without even knowing how to speak English. Now, she is a veteran aerospace engineer and works for Boeing; she is friendly and outgoing, and enjoys challenging herself to do new things in spite of her very busy life. The first reason my mom, Shehnaz Soni is an everyday…show more content…
Her limitations were that she had no freedom to do whatever she wanted, like further her education, have a social life, or to have enough time to go for massages. When she was pregnant with me, she wasn’t able to pursue her masters in engineering. There were financial limitation’s that came with raising kids. She would constantly have to buy clothing, food, and other basic needs to support us. She would also constantly have time limitations to get to work or to drop us off at daycare or practice. Limitations like these can break spirits, however, my mom’s spirit stayed intact in spite of all the

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