I will never forget the blissful expression on her face the day I was born. It all took place in the emergency room where my mother stared at me in exhilaration and relief. It was such a beautiful moment in her life, holding me in her arms. I will never forget that expression because my aunt was a camera man at the time. I am able to watch my birth whenever my mother gets into one of the "I am so proud of you" moods.
My mother faced the challenge of being a single mother and raising two daughters and one son. When daily life was rough, she was the one who advised me not to quit and always give it my best. As I grew, I began to compare her to other mothers and realized
how much my mother had done for me and my sisters. Every day, my mom would tell me to make the right choices and choose the right path that would keep her proud. I learned how to be independent at an early age and I was determined to fulfill my potential.
Throughout my years in school several opportunities arose and I seized every moment. The goal was always to propel myself toward college. At East Side Community, where I attended middle school and high school, I was a leader in my class. My peers viewed me as a positive individual dedicated to my studies. Overcoming the barrier of English being my second language has been a difficult task for me and yet I have progressed with each experience.
As I look back at my childhood I really appreciate what my Mom has done for me and all the struggles we lived through, for it has made me the person I am today. I look toward my future with excitement. I know there is still so much more for me to do as an individual, and I look forward to the opportunities that are ahead. The opportunities to keep my Mother proud, and the opportunities to enhance the quality of my life and the lives of those close to me are boundless.
Wow really good auto, for a moment when i was reading I wondered how you could remember the expression on your mother's face, but after further reading it all made sense. And it was clever how you did that! You have a great focus and it really sends a message about yourself. Great job!