Patient, hardworking, and selfless, are just a few words that describe my mother. With humble roots, my mother grew up in a small village in Vietnam and only finished most of junior high. She took several odd jobs to support her siblings, from being a street vendor to working in vineyards as a grape-picker. When our family moved to the U.S., my mother had to start all over again from scratch. Yet after all these years, she made it from living in a small apartment to owning her own house. My mom is a truly the biggest role model in my life.
My mother was the only person that was able to witness every step in my life, from my first word as a baby to my first step into college. My earliest memories of her go back to when we were still living in that small village, still clear as day. During a particularly harsh flood season, my mother stayed behind while the rescue boats took me and my siblings to safety. Her self-sacrifice for her children has always shown through as one of her greatest traits. Now that I’m older (and a bit more mature), I do my best to give back as much as I can to her. Every Mother’s Day, I show my gratitude with a hand made card or a nice lunch date.
I hope everyone is able to show thanks to their mothers this upcoming Mother’s Day!
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