Did he survive this life changing journey? My father is one of the most amazing, caring, selfless and courageous man I know. He risked his life to provide for his family in times of need, he took the responsibility as the second oldest of his 6 siblings when his father had passed away when he was 14. He felt the need to provide a better life for his family and in order to do so he had to change his life in ways some people wouldn’t imagine.
At the age of 20 my dad pick up and set off on his journey that would change his life immensely. The journey was long and one of the hardest things he's done in his life, he walked to America from Guatemala by foot with three of his friends. The constant fear that you will not make through the desert, across the river or over the mountains has made a lasting imprint on my father that has made him who he is today. It was a difficult journey seeing people along the way and then not seeing them again because they have passed away, having to sleep on the ground and mountains in all types of climate with no shelter, having to swim across the Rio Grande, and having to jump on moving trains to move faster. There are so many risks involved with with this journey that some people can’t get past and luckily my father made it past them. My father has been working hard since a young age and to this day is constantly working hard in order to provide for his family, he started working at the age of six on farms before and after school.
Elyar, my best friend had just told me ,Ricky, was now gonna tell the principal what I done. It didn't occur to me this was going to happen when I punched his brother ,Duke . Oh, God my dad is gonna kill me. His brother told me my sister, Sanai looked like a flat tire. I was so protective over my sister I couldn't take it. But, maybe I would be off the hook with my dad because I was defending her. Sanai most of the time thought I was her police because I would stick up for her. But, because dad was working 12 and a half hours each day it was my job to protect her. Next year when im in middle school she wont have
I once read a book about a guy who believes that everyone gets a tragedy at some point in their life. I never thought this could be true, because some people have great lives, and even if they do not how would they decide what the single hardest moment was? Recently my father passed away, and I realized you do not get to decide, you just know. This had been the hardest point in my life, however, the same book taught me that good things can come out of any bad experience if you look for them. Before I could see that I had to deal with many things, such as realizing he was really gone, going to his funeral, and going back to school. I also had to cope with the fact that I would never have the chance to change the relationship I
The most impactful event I experienced, was the loss of my father. I lost my father as a result of homicide, but he had made choices that kept him from being in my life. As a child, I saw my father every month and I enjoyed it: I had two sisters, I could hang out with and play with our dolls. My father could be a loving and great person when he chose to be.
My friend had the horrible fate of seeing his father arrested and deported by ICE. This effected his whole youth. I went to a house party with my friends but we were attack by an opposing neighborhood. We were dying of thirst to shoot back. We went go get our weapons, but when I was getting my gun my father stopped me from going outside. My friend led the shoot out and was arrested for aggravated assault with a deathly weapon. A few were injured. Now he and four of my other friends are in prison. I could have been in prison or dead that night if it was for my father who calm my nerves and talk me into handing the weapon to him. By going transferring to Stanford it will provide me a solution to situations like these by becoming a mentor the youth, inspiring my community, and earning a joint degree of PHD and JD so I can be a legal advocate for those in my community and defend families from being separated.
From the time I was born until the age of twelve, my family struggled with the basic necessities of life. My father worked endless hours in a factory, and yet somehow came home with a smile on his face. As a young kid, I never knew we were struggling. The thought had never occurred to me. As I got older I started to realize that my single father was working his life away to care and provide for his two little girls. He completely put aside his well-being because as long as his girls were cared for, nothing else mattered. Life was never easy, but as a young adult today, I have come to accept that my background has been a prerequisite for greatness, for it is our backgrounds that define who we are. The way we are raised, the way we are taught to believe, and the way we are taught to act, make us who we are today.
My journey involved not only me but many others. My journey started when my father let our home country to come to the USA, my mom didn’t want to leave so she stayed. I was left with my mom and was lonely and a bit mad at my father. At age 3 my mother left to go to the US to be with my father, I was left with my grandparent. I guess that being without my parents for 5 years changed me a bit; I can recall sometimes feeling lonely seeing how others had their parents with them going to place and enjoying being with them. Most of the time I didn’t really mind being with my grandparents because after all I couldn’t cry about it and if did, I knew that it wasn’t going change anything. Then in 2008 I came to the US, I started going to school and later on noticed that being in a new country didn’t mean that things were going to be well, I realized that no matter where you are in the world you still have to work hard to get to places, I didn’t feel like that at the time. After many things happened, many happy and bad times the journey that I have has made me become aware that one must work hard so that one can become a somebody. I have also learned that most people take things for granted, even
Ever since I was a kid, my parents always talk about the hardship they went through to get here. From a house with ten siblings, no electricity, and barely any food, my dad manage to escape poverty and support his family by pursuing his passion in electronics. With his passion, he went to high school without an elementary education and barley passed. Afterwards he went directly into the workforce and continue to educate himself until how he is today.
Father, we approach you in humility, in awe of your never ending love for us. It's In this love that you have called us to know you, led us to trust you, and bound our life with yours. We rejoice with Camille and the Gibson family this morning as she has made the decision to commit her life to Christ and given him the reins to lead her down life's journey.
As a child, I lived most of my life in Mexico. My family was two sisters, my brother, mom, dad and me. We used to do everything together, trying to help each other in whatever was needed. While I was living there, my family was always united, except for my father, who was always traveling because of his job, therefore I never felt close to him. But when he was there for me, he taught me lessons having a big impact on me by changing the way I thought and the way I saw the world. The day I graduated from elementary, bad news came to my house. My father had lost all his money, leaving his business in bankruptcy. People in our town made jokes about him. They said he was a fool who didn't know how to handle a business. Even his parents went along with the town. But he never gave up and he kept working and working until he got over himself. He is the most hard working and caring person I know and I am lucky to have him as a father. From his experience, I learned I must never give up and always go forward. I need to let other people, who have more knowledge than me, help get me on the right track. But at the end of the day, I should always listen to myself, knowing that my decision will help me. I learned
My dad came from Mexico at the age of 17 to better his living conditions because his family was poor and they had worked hard all their lives. My dad did not finish school he only got to fourth grade, but he was determined to improve his conditions not only for him but for his future family. My dad’s family is not very close so when my dad arrived in the United States he stayed with his brother, but my uncle did not really help my dad out so instead of telling him to go to school he told my dad to go to work. My dad started cutting lawns and working outside and then he started working for the school district outside in the hot sun, and slowly he went up, he is not a manager or a boss or anything, but he is a painter he works inside in the air conditioning fixing things , and while it doesn’t seem like much he is able to provide and give us what we want and need. My dad is just one person, but he is a good example of people coming to the United States to live in better conditions that what they did
Born in a country where education is poor, life is hard, and opportunities are very rare, I was fortunate to come with my family to the U.S in search for a better future. I was only eight years of age when my family had to go through much hardship in order to bring my brother and I to this country. My good fortune was accompanied by many challenges such as learning English, getting to know a wide variety of diverse people and adapting to my new environment. It was a hard beginning for me, making it difficult to find the road I was looking for. The people that really support me in every struggle I have experienced ever since I was born are my parents who were and continue to be my biggest influence. I am blessed to have such a supportive and
One experience that truly shaped the person that I am today is my Father’s on going battle with cancer. Over the course of 3 months the tumor had grown from the size of a dime to the size of a small orange in his neck. My Father had then gotten surgery to remove the stage 4 cancerous tumor. After finding out the cancer spread to the other side of his neck, he underwent another surgery. This has all taken place from June through September 2017. He is currently recovering from the second surgery and preparing for Chemotherapy. The situation in which I was forced into has had many positive impacts on me as a person and continues to as it progresses. After being forced into the situation I have changed very much as a person and a student. Having
Without my story of what you can so call my parents “journey” to the United States I would not be the individual I am today. My family sacrificed many things in order to give me a better future, but with this journey came many obstacles. Obstacles that have completely shaped my identity. I can always trace back the question of “Who am I?” with their journey to the United States.
The hardest time in a person's life is often following the death of a close family member. Death is hard, losing someone you love and see on a daily basis causes great grief and sorrow. For me that special person I lost was my Dad. My father died when I was twelve and it was no doubt the hardest time of my life. Our relationship was indescribable I was his little buddy and we went absolutely everywhere together, and when he died it was like he just disappeared from my life forever. As a young boy you really do not know how to react to such a terrible situation. Neil Ibrahim a father of four dies young and it's just you and your brother left to carry the family name. Throughout the grieving process one learns who really cares about his or hers well being and the upbringing of their children without a father, losing your father makes you more responsible and a more humble person because you are all they left behind.