Mother My Mother

Decent Essays
Nelson Mandela said, “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.’’ My mother was that ”brave man“ who didn’t let fears get in her way. My mother taught me to become a strong woman and to have courage in my life. She was the one who educated me to lead a successful journey. Now, here I am telling the story of how my mother influenced me to become the young women I am today. At the age of 34, my mom came to America with her three children and a husband. Since she had little knowledge, USA was challenging for her. My mother, did not know how to speak or write in English, therefore she had to find a way to survive this new world. She made sure that she did not let fear get in the way. Every day she woke up in the morning, and prepared her children for school and explored the new world. While exploring the new town of Brooklyn, my mother would hear people speaking different languages like Cantonese, English, or Arabic, but it did not stop her from trying to communicate with people or take city buses that would take her anywhere. From the experiences that she had encountered; hence, she gained wisdom and courage. Also, she was determined to do anything she wanted, so my mother didn’t let fear get in the way. My mother’s experience has taught me important lessons of life. If it was not for my mother, I would have lived in fear all
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