At the beginning of this essay, I want to introduce my family first. I think it can let you understand this story better. My family is an immigrant family, we move to here 4 years. We had faced plenty of challenge during this 4 years. We use our hands to get our life, we use our ability to collect the respect. That is not my personal experience, but I am really playing an important role for the whole story. That is a story concerned with my mother -- a middle age woman, a common Chinese housewife, a role model in my life. My mother has never said too much to tell me how to do or how to deal with the challenge. She is always using her own action to show me what I should do. In my memory, my mother is a tranquil woman. She always tries to solve the problem with her hands first. I am influenced by this feature deeply. This is not a story with tension. This is only a story about a woman how to set up a new home with her family in a new country. Even though she had faced plenty of obstacles on her road, she never says give up, in addition, she also encourages her family to move forward with her.
Apr. 01, 2010. We arrived here, and lived in one of our relative’s house. My mother was started to find a job after 2 weeks. I think you can image how hard of my mother to find a job. She only knew a bit of English, and my family didn’t have car at that time. My family was stand in a helpless situation, and we did not know ho...
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...an image how tired of my mother. She was standing when she was working, she needed to walk back home at night, which means my mother needed to stand up for almost a whole day, and she also needed to encourage her husband to keep going. My mother kept doing all of it for half year till we got the car.
Nov. 25, 2010. I and my sister got the driving license.
Feb. 18, 2011, my family got the first car.
I think the hard times for my family were went away. I would talk with my mother about the past hard time recently, I asked her why she never said gave up or complained with her children. My mother said if you trust yourself that you can went through all of the obstacles then you can receive success, but if you don’t trust yourself, you only received nothing. I think that is the resilience in my life: never say give up, and Gods helps those that help themselves.
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