Sunday, June 1, 2008

My Dream Came True




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.

35 comments:

Vanessa said...

My mom is a very hard worker. I am so proud of her! She is a great mother. She is an exellent worker. She was so happy the day that she got her ged. She is never going to forget this moment! Her mom would have been so happy!I am so proud of her! I bet she will get lots of $ At her new job.

sue said...

Congratulations, Graciela! Great post. Thanks for sharing your story with the world. You are an inspiration to us all.

sue said...

oh yeah, and I love that photo that you found!

Graciela said...

Thank you Sue, I hope your next class like this story when they read it however what happen with the potluck pictures?

Ivis said...

Congratulations!!!

Graciela, for passing your test. I'm so happy for you. You did them in a short time and that's prety good. I hope I can do mine in a short time just like you. You know what? now I just have three left, I hope I can pass them too.

Well see ya I hope to see you again sometime. Call me so we can go some were. Bye

Graciela said...

Hey Ivis, how are you doing? am glad you pass your writing test, and 3 more to go. Don't worry Ivis you are going to make it, if I did it you can do it too.
I'll call you later so we can go some where, and I am going to invite Martha too.

myrna said...

Congratulations Graciela for you GED. I'm so proud of you. When I grow up I want to be like you.
Thanks for remembering to ask me to go out with you girls. I know you love me so much, like you love Martha and Ivis.

martha said...

Graciela; Congratulations, I know this is very important for you. You are a person who wants do something and you do it. See you at the graduation on May.

P.S. You are grandmother again.

Anonymous said...

Hey Graciela, thank you for writing me back and I do hope to pass the others test just like you. I hope I can pass them before the summer ends. I like school a lot, but if can finish all the tests quicly it's much better. Well hope to see you soon.

Ivis said...

Hey my comment is the one in anonymous

Graciela said...

Hey Mirna! I am glad you take the time to write something to me but don't be jealous because Martha or Ivis, I appreciate you all the same way, and of course you are going to be like me when you grow up. I call you if we go somewhere, keep in touch, and thank you.

Graciela said...

Martita, thank you, and I can believe it that your birds are like that, and I have to be the grandmother, I don't know what they see in your house but whatever they see they are happy.

Graciela said...

Hey Ivis, good luck in your science test this Tuesday, I know you are going to make it just concentrate and don't forget to check the time once in a while, and I hope Mirna,Martha,you,and me can go out when you get your G.E.D.

Graciela said...

Ivis, congratulations because you pass your science test, and good luck on your math and writing tests, I am going to take vacations the whole month of July I'll be back the first week of August and then we can celebrate your G.E.D.

evelia said...

Graciela, I just read about you, cogratulations, you got your GED all ready, I know you are so proud of you and I'm proud of you too, and I think all the group is happy and you are going to be a good example for every body. CONGRATULATIONS!

Graciela said...

Thanks Evelia, I hope everybody that was in Sue's class get their G.E.D very soon, and I hope I can see you all at the graduation on May, good luck to all of you.
P.S.
I miss you all guys.

Graciela said...

Ivis, congratulations because you get your G.E.D.
I knew it, you did it, now we can go celebrate, see you soon.

LUCINDA said...

I'm glad that your dreams came true. And i can't wait tell that happens to me. Your storie was a good one and you give hope to those who on that same road now. Thank you for that storie.

Lilly said...

Graciela,Graciela!!! Congratulation!!! I'm so glad for you. You make me cry and you are a very special person. You know what? You are my inspiracion and my example to continue in the life. When I read yours story I felt a lot of emocion in my heart. I so proud for you. I think you have a lot of things to make, so be continue and don't stop!! NEVER!! God Bless you!! with love your friend Lilly ;)

DAYRA said...

Hello, Hello and Congratulations:


I agree with about all you wrote in this history, when you set a GOAL in your life you have to accomplish it and never quit it, especially if this will give you useful benefits forthcoming, that is why I am still attending to school because I need to be really bilingual to go back to college and complete my final academic goal
which are my master and doctorate in special education.


CONGRATULATION,

YOU KEEP GOING,

DAYRA..............

Graciela said...

Lucinda, I hope all of you can get your G.E.D as I did, is something that you need to feel to understand how proud we can be of ourselves, good luck to all of you, and I hope to see you at the graduation in May.

Graciela said...

Lilly, I am glad that you are motivated to keep working for your G.E.D, thank you for taking the time to read my story.
When I was writing this story, I was remembering my mother a lot, and guess what? even that she is in heaven now, she stills been my inspiration to keep going for my goals. I really wish you can get your G.E.D very soon.
P.S
Good luck, and I hope we can go to celebrate, talk about it to Martha or Mirna if you see them at school.

Graciela said...

Dayra, I was so happy the day that I got my G.E.D, is some thing that I can't explain,(cuanto mas duro trabajes para conseguir algo, mas vas a apreciar por lo que tanto has luchado), I hope that you can accomplish all your goals, and I hope some day I can go to Sue's class to visit you guys.
P.S
See you at the graduation in May.

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