Today, I want to talk to you about someone who impacted my life. My mom.
Thanks to her, I am the woman that I am (although sometimes it is difficult for me to accept it!)
When I was younger, I was a troublemaker. I remember getting my mother involved in every problem you can think of. My mischievous ways resulted in my relatives giving me an affectionate nickname; Earthquake 3000.
My mother Lourdes realized that I was not like the other kids, since I was very impulsive and hyperactive. As it turns out, I have ADHD. My mother took me to specialists, therapists, and tutors so I could catch up with my classmates and not fall behind. She would always encourage me to continue studying, even though I was not doing well in school.
Many teachers and so-called “friends” would tell my mom that I was not going to finish high school, and might never even learn how to read and write. But things didn’t turn out that way. With her support and persistence, I graduated from high school and went on to my career.
Mom, thank you for believing in me and not giving up. I know it was not easy, and despite all the difficulties we faced, we leaned on each other to find solutions.
This is your day. I wish you the best and thank you for being my mom. I love you.
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