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"I AM PROUD OF MY PARENT!"
Imagine, just imagine...you are a few paycheck away from being poor. I have seen and I have heard many judgmental, discriminal, and most aggravating insult upon those who have less to survive. There are so many to blame and so many reason behind their status as being homeless or poor but damn to those people who are low minded! Today and I really meant it happen today; my family been judge because our status in the past.
I am not ashamed to say my dad kept my sister and I alive by digging trash collecting aluminum cans and plastic bottles, working in the factory, and mom knit quilt to sell. My parent experience made me see them as the most VALUABLE, HARD WORKING, STRONG human being that ever lived and that I could not ever repay them.
It is very heart broken and I am heart broken at the moment after I heard a man; a childhood neighbor say to my dad, "yeah I remember you, that low life trash digger making one cent a day...hahaha!"
But this low life trash digger ain't like any low life trash digger, this low life trash digger could afford a home, a car, and fully raised three children and his wife! He could send his two children to college and successfully graduate with a college degree and hold a full time job!
I proudly say," I AM PROUD OF MY PARENT! "