Hello September. I decided to join this challenge called Blogtember. It seemed interesting and well…I’m always scouting out new things to blog about since I am new at this whole thing. Today’s prompt was describe where or what you came from. The people, the places, and/or the factors that make up who you are.
A place. In the summer of 1998, my parents hopped on a plane to adopt two little girls who might get separated if no one adopted them. They headed to a foreign country in hopes that the place would allow them to take the little girls to have a better life and education in the United States. In the very humid city and much talk, my parents were able to take my sis and I back to the States.
My parents were able to give my sister and I so much more than what we would have gotten back in China. I was able to go to good school and have clothes and food without any costs to myself. I have freedom and rights. There are so many things that I was given because of my parents. They taught me to be independent, to be kind and thoughtful of those around me, to have proper manners and to respect everyone. Because of my parents, I was and still am able to experience so many new and different things.
(I am in the blue. I was such an ugly baby. The lady holding us was our caregiver.)
A person. When I first started attending church, my sister and I would cover our mouths and giggle as we passed by the adults. We did not talk that much to anyone but our parents. The first person, outside of our family, that got us two talking was a lady named Em. She was short and had an amazing voice and could play the guitar really well. When I got older, I got to learn more about Em.
Last year, a few days after her 32nd birthday, she passed away. A month or so before she found out that she had a big mass in her. Once she passed away, I grieved a lot. I had always envisioned her being there when I get married. But somethings do not happen the way one would like it to go as everyone knows.
Em inspired me so much. I picked up the ukulele and I am pretty decent at it. She showed me that no matter where you are from or how bad your situation is, you can always make good out of it. That life is not always serious and too loosen up everyone once in a while. In every adult, there is a child waiting for a moment to come out. There are many ways she has helped shaped me to who I am today but I won’t go over all of them.
Many things have helped me figure out who I am. Of course there are many situations that will come to help me. But at this moment, these are a few things that have impacted me.