Joined 9 years ago from North Carolina
Late one August afternoon in 2001 I watched my memories literally fade away. My house was engulfed in flames. The only thing I could do was hold my son; who at the time was five years old, and tell him we're okay. This life changing event made me realize even more than what my parents had taught me is that material items are irrelevant and can always be obtained again in time. However, I have to admit, being a single mom just moving into that home with nothing and working while going to school full time; this event proved to be difficult but one of the most motivating experiences. I always say, "1% situation and 99% reaction." We can all be placed in this situation and the outcomes will vary depending on how we choose to deal with it. I turned this experience into a positive motivation for me and spend my time trying to make others see my point of view.
As mentioned I have a child, one son who will be graduating high school soon. We're still working on his path in life, but I hope he too will take what happened early on in his life and apply that to the obstacles and challenges he will face. I come from a family with military roots. My father is an Army veteran who proudly served 20 years and my mother is a native of Korea. I grew up with the "traditional" family in a sense that my mother stayed home and managed the children (myself and my younger brother) and household as my father worked. The only differences are that he was deployed quite a bit and with my mother being Korean we didn't always have the "traditional" American dinner.
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