No matter what the circumstances were my parents worked wherever for however long to give us the life we deserved. When my siblings and I were little, my mom would stay home and take care of us and my dad worked two jobs. My mom always told me that my dad would never complain about working, just as long as he could afford to keep a roof over our head and food on the table, he was happy. My father would even come home late nights play with us and I loved every moment of it. As my siblings and I got older my mom went back into the workforce and just like my dad would work as long as she could every day.
And I took her away” (Kidd, 8). Deborah, Lily’s mother had previously ran away and came back but Lily was not sure why. When T. Ray came in the room and started yelling, all Lily wanted to do was help. Because of this she has to live with the constant memory of shooting her mother, and questioning herself, whether or not her mother’s purpose in coming back that hot day, was to get Lily. Most readers at this time can not even comprehend the pain Lily feels because most people do not go through times like this.
My grandmother would also be my hero. She always does anything she can to ensure that I and everyone else in my family and her own friends are a safe and comfortable. She has also effected the way I have changed from the time I was a child to now. If she was not the person I know her to be then I guarentee that I would not be the same person I am today. When I was a child I did not care about the consistencies of things and now I understand that everything I do and change will end as something different.
About a couple of months later, everything was beginning to go back to normal, I still do not have the courage to speak about my grandmother or grandfather without shedding a tear. However, I do remember them by showing me to never give up. Their words and actions will be with me forever, as hard as life gets, never back down, if you do… you better get back up. And to this day, I have been knocked down twice, but I have been able to get back up. Therefore, after losing two of my favorite people, there is now a good reason to celebrate Dia de Los
I'll still fear turning out like my father, his past abusive relationships with my mother and the mother of his other three children, and the past abusive realtionship with him and myself. Maybe I'll fear the fact that they both have their blood running through my veins and I have watched the struggle and the pain, and in twenty years I don't want to live the same way. I want to be different; to be everything everyone ever expected my to be, and more, but not for them. I'll do it for me. I want to do better and give my kids better than what I have, give my husband a better marriage than what I see, and give myself a better life.
Ismael has a wife that loves and supports him for who he is and had two children. Rosie always wanted a little sister for herself because lately her siblings and half-siblings don’t even get along with her or don’t even like her very much and stay away from her. Why can’t Rosie have a family? Did Lydia told the children to stay away from
In Abuela Invents the Zero by Judith Cofer, a common theme would be respect. If you don’t respect others, you can’t respect yourself. To begin, Constancia, Abuela’s granddaughter, shows disrespect toward her grandmother multiple times throughout the story. In the beginning of the story , when connie was waiting for her grandmother at the airport, Constancia doesn’t feel like she is close to her grandmother. She is constantly embarrassed to even be seen with her grandmother.One piece of evidence that points to this is,”Right up to the time when we’re supposed to pick up the old lady at the airport, my mother is telling me stories about how hard times were for la familia on la isla, and how la abuela worked night and day to support them after their father died of a heart attack” (Cofer 2).
First, the relationship she has with her uncle, and the way her other family members treat her, relating to the fact that her family calls her by the nickname Li’l Bit is harsh, considering the fact that she’s getting older and it relates to an inappropriate part on her body. I feel that her mother knew that there was something happening when she told Li’l Bit, “don’t come crying to me when it happens” because she was worried about uncle Peck when Li’l Bit was young. I feel that’s what also keeps Li’l Bit from telling her mother the truth. Li’l Bit is the victim. She trapped
Elva had a great deal of respect for Apá, who tried his best to provide for his family. From the early years of Elvas life, her father always showed the significance in which education played for his children. He ensured each of his six children where to graduate high school; something in which himself, and very few other Mexican Americans were not able to achieve. He ensured this was possible by conveying a great deal of emphasis on the importance of education. Every year, Apá and the family would return from the farms a month earlier than when the farming season finished.
I didn’t feel anything different, I just felt angrier. One day as I sat down and talked with one of my aunts, she told me, “Some things happen for a reason.” I told myself that I wasn’t going to allow the absence of my father prevent me from getting father in life. Many always thought that I was just this angry little girl, but they never sat down and asked me why I felt so angry inside. Not having that male role model in a child’s life can lead them down the road to destruction. The strength that I have gained was to take the pain and use it as a lesson in life.