October 10, 2012
Dear Elms College,
It took me eighteen years to realize what an extraordinary influence my mother has been on my life. She's the kind of person who always has time for her seven children in her busy day, and the kind of leader that pushed me to do well in high school. Growing up with such a strong role model, I developed many of her enthusiasms. I also came to understand how important it is to succeed in school. My mother's enthusiasm for learning is most important in my school work. If it wasn’t for her pushing me everyday to get to school and to do my schools work I most defiantly would not be where I am today. She gave me the same lectures often about how important it is and one day it finally hit me how she was always right. I never wanted to go to school and had a very poor attitude about doing my school work. She changed my perspective on that real quick. I learned from my mother that in order to be successful when I’m older and get into a noble college you have to be sufficient in high school to reach those goals. Everything that my mother has ever done has been overshadowed by the thought behind it. While the raw experiences I have had at home and the struggle I overcame in school, I have learned to truly value them by watching my mother. She has enriched my life with her passion for learning, and changed it with her devotion to humanity. In her endless love of everything and everyone she is touched by, I have seen a hope and life that is truly exceptional. Next year, I will find a new home miles away. However, my mother will always be by my side.