Sunday, June 1, 2008
When I came to the United States in 1990, I was 14 years old. My dream was to go to school and learn English as a second language so I could understand what people were saying, at that time it was impossible because I started to work as a baby sitter in Texas, and I couldn't go to school.
Two years later, I travel to California, and started to work there as a care giver, at the same time I started to go to school to learn English. It was hard doing a few things at the same time but today, I can understand,speak, and write English and what is better, I just got my G.E.D.
May 28, 2008. I am never going to forget this date. When I received my G.E.D in the mail, I look at it over and over and started to remember every single day since I came in to the United States, every single day, including the day that I left Mexico and my mother was crying. Today I wish I can show to my mother my G.E.D as her reward for all those sad moments she had because I was far away from her but she died six years ago, I know she is somewhere watching every thing I do, and for sure she is proud of me, she will be in my dreams, and I can tell her how much I still love her.
For all those Spanish speaking people that said "The school is difficult, I can't". You are wrong, no matter how hard you have to work or how long it takes you, don't give up. I know we miss too many things in our country but we are here and we need to prove to those that we left behind, and to ourselves that every single thing we want, it can come true if we work hard enough.
For all my hard work and my perseverance my dream came true.