Personal Narrative: My Mother

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"Life for me ain't been no crystal stair", this, being said by Langston Hughes, perfectly sums up my mom. She has overcome so many obstacles in her life and continues to do so. Having to raise two daughters on her own while still managing to work two jobs, juggle extracurricular activities, and her sanity, was not an easy task. She's physically, emotionally, and mentally strong. No matter how difficult things become she pushes through. She seizes to amaze me. We haven't always seen eye to eye and I've said and done things I wish I could take back, but she has always stood by my side. Her independence, hard work, and positive outlook on life, my mother, without a doubt, has been the greatest influence in my life. Growing up my mother took on the responsibility of both mother and father. I watched her work extremely hard to make sure that my sister and I had food to eat, clothes to wear and comfortable beds to sleep in. Even if she had to go without, she made sure we were taken care of. I learned at a very young age to never depend on anyone. She instilled in my head that if I want something I need to work hard to obtain it. If you have things handed to you that means someone has the ability to take it away. Nothing in this world is free. Everything has a price tag, whether its money or something else. You are going to have to pay for it one way or another.…show more content…
It truly amazed me watching her arrive home after working grueling hours with a smile on her face, ready to ask everyone else how their day went. Although she was raising us on her own she never let that stop her from giving us a good life. She came to all of our basketball games, cheerleading practices, and football games. She was there for everything, no matter what. Growing up she was my number one
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