De Español a Inglés

Relationship: Child of im/migrant
My family and dictionary my parents used
My family and dictionary my parents used

When I was 7 years old, my parents decided to come to the United States so my siblings and I could have a better future in education. Living in Sinaloa, Mexico was a major part of my childhood and traditions. My parents had their own business and always tried to provide the most for us. They would always encourage us to be involved in the town activities and events. Coming to the United States was life changing for myself, my siblings and especially my parents. When we arrived we didn't have a place of our own and we had to stay in my uncle's house for a couple of weeks. It was definitely hard for my parents to find a job here because they did not speak English. Eventually, my dad found a job as a truck driver and my mom started to clean houses with my aunt. As for my siblings and I, my parents enrolled us in school and had some difficulty adapting to our new environment and a new language. 
Now that I am 22 years old, I am proud of all the sacrifices that my parents made for us to provide a better future here in the United States. 
In the images it shows my parents when they gave birth to me, in the other image it shows my siblings and I celebrating the day of the Virgen de Guadalupe. Lastly, it shows a dictionary that my parents used to get through their day and learn English. 

Place(s): Culiacán, Sinaloa. Oxnard, California
Year: 2004

– Daisy

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