My mother is the person who will always be there for me. Seven years ago, I came to America, only able to speak three English words. By the time school started, I could not communicate with my fellow classmates, or even understand what the teacher was saying. When the teacher called my name, I did not even realize it. I felt frustrated and uneasy. At that time, it was my mom who stood out. My mother did everything she could to help. Everyday, she would come to class with me and help me get through the morning. She was the class volunteer. She would help the teacher to correct homework papers and would translate what the teacher was saying and help me make friends. My mom took me to the library and checked out books for me. She took vacations from her busy days at work to chaperone my field trips.
She always gave me a taste of life and drove me to activities. She signed me up for horsebackriding camp. I had fun times riding the horses at the stables. She encourages being active. She plays basketball with me, buys me volleyballs, and soccer balls.
My mom has taught me to appreciate my life. I have a family, food on the table, a roof over my head, and a bed to sleep on. For this, I must repay the world. I smile at pedestrians, volunteer at places, do chores, study, and finish homework. She is the mentor who gave me wings to soar in the sky. I appreciate my mom, for all she has given me.