Simply ignoring the fact that they are dealing with a completely different and trying to do what they can under the circumstances they should of been able to work with the parents. Maybe having a Hmong religious leader talk to them so that they understand what her parents think about the soul and it escaping from the body, would have changed their way of seeing the situation. Fadiman as the writer
My grandparents were so happy to finally have their first baby! It was all going so smooth sailing until she turned four years old. No she wasn’t going through “terrible fours”, something worse was happening. “At four, I tried to run away because my little brother was born and my parents told me he was coming home to stay forever”, she says. Luckily, she wasn’t able to run away from home.
She only punished Tita out of good intentions, not because she wanted to inflict permanent physical and emotional damage on the young woman. Just because Mama Elena does not fit the description of a traditionally “loving mother” does not make her any less motherly. She is a definite mother figure in Tita’s
Another theme transmitted throughout the story, though not as prevalent as the evilness behind repressing human rights, is that giving up one’s own comfort, safety, and life for a cause one believes in is a selfless and admirable action. When Minerva began organizing a resistance, she was aware of the dangers that came with it. However, she sacrificed her personal happiness for the greater good. When Minerva began to become seriously involved in the resistance, she asked Patria to take care of her child even though it greatly pained her to do so. Patria responded by saying “‘But Minerva, your own child--’ I began and then I saw it did hurt her to make this sacrifice she was convinced she needed to make”(155).
My special times of my life have been the days I got blessed with my twin boys, my daughter, and nephew. Becoming a mother was very struggling, I and my husband had struggled with fertility for a long time due to the depo shot birth control side effect. Our situation went from struggling to conceive to conceive with no problem. One child is what we desperately wanted, but we got blessed with four in less than three years. They all came into our lives in a different way, but they were all amazing and beautiful moments I will never forget.
People cannot change who they are attracted to and people cannot change who they are even if they wanted to. People cannot just tell themselves that they are attracted to someone, love is not a choice. America is a free country but we still judge people and we still get judged. "Same-sex marriage is a civil right,"(Pro) people say, be who you are, but then when you open up to them and show them the real you most of them you lose your friendship with and they do not want to be there for you anymore, it is sad trying to be who you are but then you just get judged for it. "Prior to the ruling, 37 states and the District of Columbia had legalized gay
That being said, I believe it is acceptable and also somewhat necessary to be deceptive in this relationship. I say somewhat necessary because as an older sister, I feel it is my job to “shield” her from things in my life since my experiences are different than her. The interesting thing about this relationship is I would not consider it to be acceptable to deceive me. Since she is only 12 she does not really have much to hide from anyone I don’t believe she deceives me much if at all. I do believe she white lies to me sometimes.
At least I thought so. Your mom was just a little girl once too. As for me, it does not seem like my mom feels compassion for my thoughts or feelings. It is almost like she cannot relate to anything I go through. Parents say they are "just preparing you for the outside world," and while that may be their duty, sometimes their harsh teachings can end up ruining your outlook on the concept of family and love.
i just wish that she trusted you more because it is not fair that you cant spend it with my family just because your mom treats you like a little girl :( i wish things were different with you and your mom because you are an amazing young woman, that deserves respect and trust from others :( i just wish your moms mind wasn’t still in the past, i wish she saw that times have changed and that things aren’t the same like they used to be. Well I’m just venting now so ima go back to what really matters and what matters is the fact that i love you like crazy and the fact that i would do anything for you , and i will hurt whoever tries to hurt you. i want you to know that you are very beautiful and i want you to know that i am blessed to be able to hear your voice and laugh and see your face and smile whenever i want. that to me is truly a blessing. i really love you and i am never going to stop telling you that i love you because i sincerely mean it i really do love you like
Though nobody can replace the feeling of having started a family - my three children are nothing short of a blessing, but I felt it was important that I diversify my knowledge and become a better person. Knowledge is the strongest weapon in one 's arsenal, and I believe I could continue to inspire my family if I involved myself in learning new skills. This is why I decided to take up Information Technology at the Technical College after constant prodding by my mother. Unfortunately, I had to cut it short because of some unavoidable circumstances that arose within the family. This was despite the fact my grades were encouraging and I could have successfully graduated in Information Technology.