The city of Guatemala is very important to my family because that is where my mother was born and grew up. But the most important part of this city was the home in which my mother and her siblings grew up in. The house was small but they were happy with it because it was all they had. My mom would always tell me how her and her siblings loved that home because it held so many memories of my grandmother and her siblings all happy together. She loved having the memory of my grandmother being happy because she had a hard life and wanted a better future for my mother and her siblings. This house holds a special place in my family's heart because my grandmother built it with her own hands. It was her only choice because she didn't have enough money to buy a house. The little house was made out of bricks and had 3 bedrooms and a beautiful garden. Everyone cared for this house had so much love for it because they knew it wasn't easy to have a roof over your head and my mother and her siblings were fortunate enough to be able to have a home. This house is important to my family because it is a living memory of my grandma and all the good things she did for her kids. After all, the house still stands to this day and belongs to my aunt. Whenever my family visits Guatemala they like to go back to this house and basically take a trip down memory lane and remember how their lives use to be.
– Andrew Arana