As a mother, I have cared and tried to push my sons education so that he can succeed in his life. I came from a large family in Brazil. I wasnt the only child I learned to share, how provide for myself, and for my 3 sisters, and 3 brothers. My father was a serious man he had ajob and still came home to prowde for all of us. During dinnenime he insisted that everyone had to be home and had to sit down at the table and talk about their day. This was a must in my family too the reason why he had that rule was because he was a religious man, and meals should be shared. With the family as well as conversations no one had any choice of not sitting at the table, unless we didnt want to eat. When I had a child, Iwaited for the right time to have one. I didnt want to rush into motherhood responsibility until I had everything in order to support my child.
My husband had to find a lob. and so did l. We had a house. a car, and iobs to support my child: we were ready. When my child was born, I chose to go to the United States of America, so that my child can have a better life. In Brazil, the education is not challenging, and not recognized in other pans of the world as a higher education. For him to have a better education, a better standard of living, and for him to have what we never had, we had to give up our lives in BraZil. As the years went by l was always there for my son through my eyes as he grows older, he is still the little boy that I held In my arms for the first time. In his teenage years I have seen him grow funher away from me. Every day when he gets home he goes to his room without talking to me, or saying anything about his day.
I guess that is what all kids go through in these years, because of the stage of exploration of new things in life. Like driving, video games, girls, and puberty I still love my son, and even if he doesnt want to talk to me then I guess he has everything in order in his life. He is very intelligent, and I trust that he knows what to do, and do the right thing I have noticed that he hasnt come to me to say if he has had any problems in school. I guess to me he has no problems going on, or maybe he has it in control. I have always said to him eveiy time he comes home, how was your day Miguel? He would always say, it was ok when I heard that my son was haing problems in reading, I was shocked.
I couldnt believe my bright boy was having such problems I tried my best to make him study more, and succeed in life. Now it looks like he needs help in reading, and I am going to be there for him. The teacher told me that he had to memorize a book in order to pass the class I was with him every day when he got home, helping him to study and memorize the story. When the day came for him to tell the story, I was waiting for him at home. When he got home, i looked into his eyes and he said mom, I did it I passed! Iwas so happy, and I knew he could do it. From that day on, l have never doubted my son on what he can do. He is a bright young man, intelligent, respectful, and responsible when it comes to work that is given to him.