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“Le doy gracias a dios’’

By Romeo Antonio Gonzalez  |   From : El Salvador  |   School : Royal Palm Beach High School

La  Tristeza is often in the United States because we left my family in El Salvador. The day before I went to see my aunt Daisy and Doris to spend the afternoon with them and when I went to my house she told me to behave well and study. One week before I went to spend time with my grandmother. My grandmother Marina is very special to me, she took care of me when my mother went to work. The last day I was with the grandmother, I spoke with her. I told her to take care of herself and that I loved her too. I remember that I was sad because I went to the United States, I did not cry when I was with her when she got home, I went to my room and I went to mourn because I would leave her, my family and my friend.

I was scared in El Salvador I was scared everywhere. When I was 8 years old, my cousin was  killed in the afternoon when I was studying with a friend. They went to school and in the morning it was the last day I saw my cousin Jony : ‘(

A year after his death, we moved to another house because we were in danger because a gang member was going to kill us, we think it is because the conviction of the person who killed Jony. We were family of my cousin, a friend of my grandmother heard that we were going to be killed, the next day we started to pack our things and we move.

It would have been more than two years and my father sent money so that my mother, my sister and I went to the house that he was going to buy, my grandmother and my cousin stayed in the house where we moved first and I arrived the vierne to spend with them and Saturday afternoon I was going to bring my mom because

On Sunday I had to go to church in the morning and I used to be in church. The church was called the sacred heart of Jesus.

And one day I met some new friends named Alvaro, Edwin and Anderson. We played football in the afternoon with whom I got along very well was with Anderson. He lived next to the me with him playing all day.

We studied at a different school, I studied at the CEOH, which means the educational complex Ofelia Herrera, which was 2 minutes from my house. At school I was from kindergarten to 7th grade and it was dangerous because two students who were called Steva and Pablo had disappeared. One of them was my friend. The two who disappeared were neighbors. Well the time and a quick soccer tournament began the tournament was almost close to my aunt daisy and my godfather David called me to the team of him and ay juge 7 tournament the parties were once a week some match tournament we were campione.

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When the school is over I spent the vacation at my house and on Sunday almost 8 days to go to the United States some friends from the church made me a farewell in I did not know anything and I was happy and I was sad because I no longer they would be in El Salvador.

The day was almost here, we were going to the United States. I did not know that I was going to the United States, I was happy because I was going with this my dad . When we arrived, I was happy because we were going to see my dad. I was also happy because I was going to be calmer and I could live without worry about gang members. I was happy when I saw my dad, I thank him. I always say grace, “If it was not for him, I would not be here now”.

Now I spend a happy life without violence and without death. Every day I give grace to give for giving me one more day of life and for giving me a new life.

En Espanol

“La Tristeza a menudo está en los Estados Unidos porque dejamos a mi familia en El Salvador.

Un día, antes fui  a ver a mi tía Daisy y Doris a pasar la tarde con ellas y cuando me fui a mi casa ella me dijiero que portara bien y que estudiara . una semana ante fui a pasar tiempo con mi abuela. Mi abuela Marina es muy especial para mí, ella me cuidaba  cuando mi madre iba  a trabajar. El último día que estuve con la abuela, hablé con ella. Le dije que se cuidara y que yo también la amaba. Recuerdo que estaba triste porque me iva  a los Estados Unidos, no lloraba cuando estaba con ella cuando llege a la casa, yo me fui a mi habitación y fui a llorar porque la dejaría a ella, a toda mi familia y mi amigo.

Yo tenia miedo en El Salvador me daba miedo en todas partes,cuando tenía 8 años mi primo fue asesinado en la tarde cuando estudiaba con un amigo los fueron a sacar de la escuela y en la mañana fue el ultimo dia que vi a mi primo Jony :’(

un año después de su muerte ,nos mudamos a otra casa porque estábamos en peligro porque uno pandillero nos iban a matar porque éramos familia de mi primo eso   le contó un amigo de mi abuela marina que nos iban a matar a todo y al otro empezamos a empacar las cosa y nos mudamos .

otra lugar  que quedaba por un  estadio de futbol ,habrían pasado más de dos años y mi padre envió dinero para que mi madre, mi hermana y yo nos fueramos a la casa que el iba a comprar, mi abuela y mi prima quedaron  en la casa donde nos mudamo de primero  y yo llegaba los  vierne para pasa con ellas y el sábado en la tarde me iba a traer mi mama porque

El domingo tenía que ir a la iglesia en la mañana yo serbia en la iglesia la iglesia se llamaba la sagrada corazon de jesus.

Y un día conocí unos amigo nuevo que se llamaba alvaro,edwin y anderson. Con ello jugaba futbol en la tarde con quien me llevaba muy bien era con anderson.Yo vivía al lado de el yo con el jugaba todo los dia. Nosotro estudiabamos  en escuela diferente , yo estudiaba  en el CEOH, lo que significa el complejo educativo Ofelia Herrera, que estaba a 2 minutos de mi casa, en la escuela yo ise desde kinder hasta 7 grado ay era peligroso porque se habían desaparecieron dos estudiante que se llamaban  steva  y pablo uno de ello era mi amigo. los dos que desaparecieron era vecino.

Pues de paso el tiempo y comenzó un torneo de futbol rapido el torneo era casi serca de  mi tía daisy y mi padrino llamado David el me metió al equipo de el y ay juge 7 torneo los los partido eran una vez por semana alguno partido torneo quedamos campione

Cuando se acabo la escuela yo pase la vacación en mi casa y el domingo casi 8 dias para irme para los estado unido unos amigo de la iglesia me hicieron una despedida en yo no sabia nada y me alegre y ay mismo me puse triste porque ya no iban estar en El Salvador.

Casi llegaba el dia que nos ibamos ir a los estado unido mi me me dice que ella mi hermana y yo nos ibamos a ir a los estado unido, yo  no sabia que me iba a los estados unido yo me puse feliz porque me iba esta con mi papa .

Y cuando llegamos el dia me puse feliz porque íbamos a esta com mi papa. Pues cuando llegamos a los estado unido me puse feliz porque iba a estar más tranquilo ya puedo salir si preocuparme de los mareros y me puse feliz cuando vi a mi papa lo agradece y le dije gracia si no fuera por el no tubiera aqui donde estoy ahora

Ahora paso una vida feliz sin violencia. Yo todos los dia le doy gracia a dio por darme un dia más  de vida y por darme una nueva vida .

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