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Lo Impactante de mi Vida

By Andrea  |   From : Honduras  |   School : Lake Worth High School

Hello friends, I’m going to tell you my story. My name is Andrea, and I am from Honduras. I have been living in the United States for a year. When I lived in Honduras, my family was poor; we hardly lived well. When I was 6 years old, my dad came to the United States to work in order to give us a better life. After 3 years, my dad went back to Honduras. He said it was to take care of me, but he separated from my mom and went to live with another woman. I lived sadly because I was not with my mom nor with my dad. I was living with a neighbor. Then, I went to live with my father and his wife. My brother was living with my mother. I studied in a school called Rural Mixta Ramon Rosa. When I finished my 6th grade, I moved to my aunt’s house to study 7th and 8th grade with my cousin . One day, I was at my cousin’s house when my mother arrived and told me that she was leaving to the United States. I did not believe her, I thought it was a lie. In the afternoon, she came back with my brother to say good bye. I went to take them to the bus. Next day, my mom surprised me with a phone call, she had not left yet, she was at her aunt’s house in another city.   She told me not to worry that she was okay. When she arrived to the United States, she called me back; she was happy.

A year went by, I was not feeling well in my cousin’s house, so I called my mom and I told her that I wanted to leave. It was last year in September, and she told me that she would bring me. The day I left my country, I said goodbye to my dad and my cousins, ​​and I cried so much.   I arrived here to be with my mom and my brother.

I started school to get a better education and to learn English. Now I’m happy; here I do not lack anything. On my first day of school, I did not know anything. I did not understand English, did not have friends, and did not understand the teachers. Next day, I started meeting new friends. My first friend was Karla; she is from Honduras too. I also started to learn English.  

Then Christmas came, the first Christmas I was going to spend here. I had a good time with my family and friends. 2016 arrived, I started with new goals: to finish school, to learn English, and to work because in the future I will need it and I will have a family.

Now, I have a new brother, I have a better life, and I know a little English. My life has been shocking at a short age, but I fight for a better future.

 

Lo Impactante de mi Vida

Hola amigos, voy a contarles mi historia. Mi nombre es Andrea y soy de Honduras. He estado viviendo en los Estados Unidos durante un año. Cuando vivía en Honduras, mi familia era pobre, casi no vivíamos bien. Cuando yo tenía 6 años, mi padre vino a los Estados Unidos para trabajar y darnos una vida mejor. Después de 3 años, mi papá regresó a Honduras. Dijo que era para cuidarme, pero se separó de mi madre y se fué a vivir con otra mujer. Viví tristemente porque no estaba con mi mamá ni con mi papá, vivía con una vecina. Después, me fuí a vivir con mi padre y su esposa. Mi madre vivía con mi hermano. Estudié en una escuela llamada Mixta Rural Ramón Rosa. Cuando terminé mi sexto grado, me mudé a casa de mi tía para estudiar con mi prima Grado 7mo y 8vo.   Un día, yo estaba en la casa de mi primo cuando mi madre llegó, y me dijo que iba a venirse a los Estados Unidos. No le creí, pensé que era una mentira. Por la tarde, regresó con mi hermano para despedirse. Fuí a llevarlos al autobús. Al otro día, me sorprendió con una llamada telefónica, ella no se había ido todavía, estaba en casa de su tía en otra ciudad. Ella me dijo que no me preocupara que estuviera bien. Cuando llegó a los Estados Unidos, me llamó.   Ella estaba feliz.

Pasó un año, yo no me sentía bien en casa de mi prima, entonces llamé a mi mamá y le dije que yo quería irme.   Eso fué el año pasado en septiembre, y ella me dijo que me traería. El día que salí de mi país, me despedí de mi padre y de mis primos y lloré tanto. Llegué aquí para estar con mi madre y mi hermano.

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