Family & Money

Relationship: Child of im/migrant

I come from a very small family where everybody depends on themselves at least that's what I thought back in my home country. I started noticing something different when my mom moved to the United States of America in 2007. After two years of her being in the US, everybody in my family thought that she was the richest woman in the world so they started looking after me and telling me something that I have no idea about at that time I was just 7-8 years of age. They started calling my mom for every now and then. But if my mom tells them that she has no money with they all think that she lies to them or she does not want to give them the money that they ask her to send for them. But because they did not get the money they started using my name to my mom telling her that I am sick or I get nothing to put on and that I am around with shoes on. But what they failed to understand is that she is the only one in the family who did not go to school but even though she did not go to school she always try to make the family has something to hold on to for the month. My mom, she is the strongest woman I know in the world so I say thanks her for being there for me.     

Place(s): New York

– H.J.

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