Life Struggle

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“You can do anything you wan to do as long as you set your mind to it and stick with it.” I remember hearing those words from everyone, ever since I was a little boy. Through the years I’ve grown up believing in them and using them as my inspiration. There was no one that I admired more than my mother. When I was younger it was extremely rare that I saw my father and as the older I got the less I saw him or notice when he was around. When I look at my mother and see how she is struggling with the eight kids she have and helping my sister with her three and one on the way I inspires me to continue to grow and do the right thing. Being a single parent is a hard enough job in itself but my mom also works. Most people would automatically assume that some of us if not all would be a lot of trouble or a hand full for her to deal with but my brothers and sisters and I never get into trouble. We may fight and argue with each other but that’s just what kids do. My mother taught us about morals, goals, and rules, along with respect for ourselves and others. Growing up and knowing that I had a father and rarely seeing him made me feel as if he never wanted us and wanted nothing to do with us which made me wonder while he put my mother through all this pain and struggle. With all these emotions in my head I felt that I wouldn’t want to be a father like him but better and the only way I could do this is by getting the education I needed. Even though my mom worked, she still had time for us, whether it was help with homework, or the extra activities we did after school and the money for trip that she could barely afford but gave us the money for the experience. She always made sure we had what we needed, if it was for school or just someone to talk to. Even though she couldn’t always provide she still made a way. I feel like I can talk to my mother about anything, with her being more as a friend than a parent. Growing up with only one parent, the disadvantages out ways...
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