Josue S. Mendoza
The Gift of Life
Life. Is a precious gift given to many. Sometimes it is taken for granted, in the end we all have to appreciate and live life to the fullest, enjoying every last minute because we don't know when this special gift will be taken away.
I received my gift back in November 24, 1996, when I first arrived to this world. My mom always says I was a very cute little boy, she could of fool me, but to be honest the pictures don't lie. I am lucky that I grew up with the best, loving parents a boy could ever want. Without their loving support I wouldn't be the man I am today. I am proud to say that I am the luckiest person in the world to have great family supporting me throughout this life, the special gift that was given to me.
I remember as a child, I was very quiet
I was shy and very reserved
But since childhood I had buddies
With which I shared and played without any concern
You could say that I was one of those kids who did what others were doing
I remember that in one occasion one of my friends, Joel, as he was so curious, took the red balls that we saw from the bushes and shoved it into his nose.
Well, since I was a good follower I did the same. The problem was that I shoved the little red ball deep into my nostril that I panicked and got so frustrated.
Then I hear everyone screaming, it felt like I was trapped in a tunnel and couldn't get out. Then I saw a light, it was my mom, I had a huge feeling of relieved, next thing I know I don't have the little ball stuck inside my nose anymore. From that day forward I have always remembered and cherished this bittersweet memory of my life.
Journey to the States
The time had come to migrate to the states
I felt nervous and scare for I did not know our fates
Although I was very young and didn't really understand what was going on
I still remember the enormous bird I had seen, " Is this really going to fly us?", then I yawned.
That was the first time I had seen such a beautiful view from above
I was never going to forget being scare, but I managed thanks to my mom's love.
You know? I never thought I would actually board a plane and soar in the sky.
And you know what? Even though I was a little boy I liked the feeling of being in the sky close to the stars. I'm not going to lie.
Can you understand what I am saying?
My two younger sisters
High school/ Messege to my teacher Mrs. Carlson
Success begins NOW
I might not show it a lot but I am so, so excited to graduate high school. I understand perfectly that this will close and open a new chapter of my life, a new adventure will begin the moment I was into that stage and receive my diploma with anxiety, just like when a baby receives a candy. I feel like I have come so far, a chapter closes in high school, but a new one begins, my goal is to be successful in life and care for others such as my friends and family and other people in the world.
Ok, so the other day I was talking to my mom, she told me that she is proud of me and how she is happy I am graduating. Curiously, I graduate June 6, 2015, well that same day I graduate will be my sister Sara's birthday. My mom told me that the day I finish Pre-Kindergarten, that same day after I got out of school my sister Sara was actually born. Now, the day I finished senior year in high school my Sara will be turning 13 that same day. Is that cool or what? I thought it was pretty interesting.