Moving away from family and friends can be a tough thing to do. I had to adjust to leaving my friends and family that I loved and seen almost every day. When it was time for us to leave, I felt like I was leaving the world behind me. I was very heartbroken because, this is a place where I lived almost my whole life. I never imagined us picking up everything and leaving to relocate to another town.
All I remember from when I was little is moving from house to house. I never got to stay in one place for the same amount of time. The house wasn't in a good location or the school wasn't good enough or family was to far. I never really liked moving because it seemed like when I was just getting a friend group or finally getting settled in we had to move again. There was never a reason of why we had to move, I was told that we are moving soon.
Moving to a new country can be difficult sometimes. Leaving all my relatives and friends back home was the saddest thing for me. My mother told me that we were moving to a new country. At first, I thought my mother was joking about it. but little did I know that she was telling the truth.
Over the Border Every year my family decides what to do for the holidays and where to go. Most of the time I have no say in it because my uncles insist on visiting or they invite us over. It doesn’t help that all of my family lives in Texas, California, and Mexico. This year has been the first time that we have spent Christmas and New Years here at home with just my family in a long time. Last year we took a long trip to Chihuahua, Mexico which is the biggest part/state of Mexico where my mother is from.
Most of my friends I don’t see because of different schools or they are busy and I am busy and can never find time to see each other. With my family, I want to see them more than just around holidays. I also want to find a time when we can all see eachother even my aunt and cousins that live in San Diego. We never really get to see them. My aunt might come down in the summer but I want to make sure we all go and see her at the same time so we are all together.
Family has changed in the United States since the turn of the twentieth century. Family values and tradition always contradicted how a family was bind. There have been changes to what a family is dependent on. The traditional family has been shaped into many new forms. Divorce rates are at an all-time high to then getting remarried.
For example, the responsibility of elderly care or child care are gradually become an impossible task in a modern family. People accelerate of the pace in the modern society. The functions or problems of marriage and family become more diverse. The value of families’ relationship (marriage and marital relations) is also different from the traditional society. Thus, everything is holding the “fast food doctrine”; even it is the value of marriage.
I live in Canada now. Moving here was a drastic change in my life as I realized later in the years, but I believe it has been a positive change even though I have had ups and downs. I have seen myself grow as a person in confidence, intellectually and by making new friends. As a child, I was extremely shy and reserved. I never talked to anyone in school and not that much at home either.
My family and I had this bond that is almost too difficult to explain. The love that we had and shared for each other is truly one of the greatest blessings. My uncle being the oldest of the family, it was his job to hold us together. We were held by faith, love and strength. It is absurd to know how quickly everything can change in a matter of seconds.