Motivation is Love

Grandparents celebrating a birthday
Grandparents celebrating a birthday

My grandparents have had a major impact on my life because they took care of me when my parents went to work or if I ever had to stay home alone. I never had to have a babysitter because my grandparents watched over me. In 2015 they passed away from an accident and when I found out, I knew that I was going to have to go to another babysitter. A couple of years later I had made a commitment to play football and focus on going to the next level, but I needed something to motivate me.  That is when I woke up and found my grandparents, picture in front of my bed, hanging up on my wall.  I knew that picture would be a key factor in my life and that is what was going to motivate me to do better. Even to this day I am grateful for that picture, and I am sure to take full pride in it. And I try to make sure I try to be a better person for them and make them proud. 

Place(s): Washington
Year: 1980

– Alonzo Johnson Vasquez

Relationship:  Grandchild of im/migrant Grandchild of im/migrant