They helped us with somewhere to live and they were very supportive with continuing my high school education. Living with parents and raising a baby was not easy. Teenagers, in general think they know it all, but being a teen mom, made it more complicated. There were plenty of disagreements about what was the right or wrong thing for Cynthia’s wellbeing. However, we were all on the same team and they usually found some type of middle ground for us to agree upon.
Growing up as a daughter of immigrants has made me appreciate my culture and background. I was mostly raised by my mom. My parents divorce has made me a stronger person because I have seen my mom struggle everyday. My siblings and I didn’t have two people to rely on like most people. My single mom raised three kids alone.
At times this will reveal itself, with my inability to speak much Spanish, and when this happens I sense a slight change in demeanor that isn’t excluding but recognizes the lack of shared background. My different family backgrounds have also taught me about the differences between interaction with my hispanic family and my white family. I love them both equally, but there is a different atmosphere with each of them. In my hispanic family, there is an overwhelming sense of acceptance and family. My grandmother’s family gets together every other year for a family reunion and at these reunions, there is a huge emphasis of family.
It often brought a smile to her lips, and precious thoughts of her sister to her heart as she would admire it in passing. A tradition had begun that has lasted forty-two years. Forty-two signatures trail down the pages of the beautiful fold-out Christmas card. It’s become a little dog-eared from all the miles it’s traveled, and a couple of tear stains may be evident if you examine it closely, but it wouldn’t be Christmas for Abby and Nicole without the annual departure or arrival of that precious Christmas card with those personal little greetings in
There numerous traditional festivals in Christianity, however, I envisage Easter and Christmas to be the grandest and memorable traditional festivals. Back in my home church where I was involved in the youth ministry, people would prepare in weeks in advance to decorate the church, make baskets full of presents with Easter-related items, and set up various activities for the kids. Activities were an entertaining way for kids to learn about Christianity and Easter. I cannot speak much for my church 's adult congregation, however, the youth ministry focused on the concept of 'giving back to community ' on Christmas. We would receive donations of food and necessities to give back to the those in need.
Although I do not have multiple jobs, several of my coworkers do. They either work to provide for their family or they do it because they simply want to. I believe without the discussion of workplace we would never fully understand how Lonnie Beasley became Joe
Other than the recession in 2008, lots of people travel during Thanksgiving. There 's already enough cause from finding your family and friends. Why would someone want to go and fight over things instead of having a big meal with their family and friends that they/you might not see that much? Thanksgiving is a day of rest, not a day of fighting and going to stores. Thanksgiving is a holiday celebrating how the Pilgrims invited the local Native Americans to a harvest feast after a particularly successful growing season.
So what do you do for Thanksgiving . For my normal thanksgiving I stay with family, and stay local mostly all the time . I go to my grandma's house in Demotte. Every time we leave 45min to 1 hr to help put up tables. My family has to help grandpa because we have a big family to come all to a little house.
Christmas is a time when families gather together to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. Christmas brings joy and wonder to all those impacted by this special holiday. When walking around stores, Christmas can be seen and heard everywhere. Either through the rushed shoppers buying gifts for the ones they love, or the cheerful Christmas music that can be heard through the speakers overhead. After Thanksgiving, there is the biggest shopping day of all, Black Friday, where shoppers wait in lines and fight to get the best deals on the items the stores offer.
The good thing we moved to a small town and everyone knew each other. There was a lot more family member that I did not know I had. This made the transition somewhat easier growing up with my mother’s side of the family. Change is never easy each person grows in different ways. Some will excel while others stay