Blue Sweater

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Relationship: Child of im/migrant
Blue Knitted Sweater
Blue Knitted Sweater

This knitted sweater belonged to my grandmother. It now belongs to my mother who immigrated from Mexico to America 32 years ago at the youthful age of 29. This sweater represents what she left behind as well as what she left for. This baby blue sweater is a reminder and a memory of not only my grandmother but of my mother’s original roots. The sweater represents the struggles and sacrifices mothers make for their children.             My grandmother raised a family of 13 including my mother in a small humble town in Mexico. Although she often struggled to provide for her entire family, she always made sure all her children had food on their plates, received an education, and were rich in their faith.   My grandmother created a strong and united bond among my mother and all her siblings, and her sweater stands for everything she sacrificed to raise and educate her family in small Mexican pueblo.             Although my mother came from humble roots and received minimal education (she was only allowed to study up until junior high), she pursued her dreams and immigrated to America with her mother’s sweater as a single mother of two with her mother’s strength, wisdom, and knowledge.  She sacrificed and still sacrifices everything and anything she has to give my family the best opportunities life has to offer. Her mothers' sweater is a reminder of how far she's come and how much she's made of herself beginning from such humble roots in Mexico.

Year: 1985

– Ramos

Relationship:  Child of im/migrant Child of im/migrant