Bridget, 10th - Oakland, CA
My mom loves to call me her “little broke best friend” because I am her little broke best friend, she is also my best friend, she takes me everywhere and spoils me, she is my inspiration who teaches me as I get older, she’s someone I will and have always been looking up to, she’s also one of the most hard working woman I know.
I’m able to tell my mom anything and everything. No matter good or bad, she’ll always say, “You could do it, push through it.” She will always encourage me to do anything because she knows I could do it and she has trust in me.
She has experienced many things throughout many years, from teenage to adult years, she tells me, “Trust me, I know, I’ve gone through it, I don’t want you to experience what I had to go through.”
The smell of my mom's cooking brings joy to everyone in the family. No matter what it is, it’ll always be good even though she doesn’t think it’s good because she cooked it, she’ll always say, “It’s not good. I feel like I’m missing something”.
Growing up struggling has always been rough, but my mom doesn’t let that get in the way, she’ll always be grateful for how far we’ve come and how she’s raised my siblings and I to be the people we are today.
“Having kids young was not easy, but I don’t regret a single thing.” My mom said. My mom had my oldest brother at the age of 16, just imagining that, it seems very difficult. She had no clue what she was getting herself into, but the way we came out to be, she is very thankful that we don’t put her through stress and we’re constantly appreciating her.
I love my mom so much, I have so much respect for what she had to go through in order for me to be the person I am today. I plan to take care of her and treat her the way she’s treated me as I get older. ♡
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Students 6th-12th Grades