My Family : My Mother

1546 WordsFeb 15, 20157 Pages
I view my family as being unique, loving, hardworking, and supportive. I have an older sister who is 27 years old, a younger sister who is 24 years old, and I am the lucky 25 year old middle child. My mother is Colombian and my father is Cuban. My mother came to the United States about 30 years ago with the hope of finding a good job and earning enough money to someday return back to her homeland. My father came to the United States over 35 years ago to open up his own business. Once my father lost his business, my family struggled financially. My father had to work at a dry cleaners and my mother cleaned houses to make ends meet. My parents definitely worked hard to put food on our table and to make sure all the bills were paid. My mother is very nurturing, responsible, and kind-hearted. I believe I get my personality from my mother. My father is very spontaneous, generous, and caring. My younger sister is capricious, helpful, and affectionate. My older sister is funny, outgoing, and a dreamer. My parents are very supportive with the decisions my sisters and I make. I know I can turn to my family for help whether it 's a dilemma or a need for advice. Education is very important to my family. I remember as a child struggling to speak English since Spanish was the only language spoken at my house. My mother once told me that I have to learn English in order to thrive in life. I went to summer school in the first grade to learn English. Since my parents did not know

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