Childhood Memory Essay

752 Words Dec 1st, 2010 4 Pages
Childhood Memory On June 8th, 1990 is when I entered this place that we call Earth. Born to Montasser and Nagla Hassan, the only girl and the youngest with two older brothers, nine and seven years apart. My parents were born and raised in Cairo, Egypt, and moved to America after getting married, leaving their families behind to better their future and the lives of their future off springs. Their courage and dedication to life and each other is a characteristic that they carried on throughout their journey of careers, life, love, and children. Although they moved to America to better all of our futures they came with no set plan. My father took the first job he found as did my mother, no set career in the beginning. Without the help …show more content…
Throughout my childhood I was always told to put forth my best effort and try my hardest in everything that I do. Being from a completely different country and being on their own, my parents had to really stay strong; they carried some values of the new American culture and rejected others to keep their own. As I was growing up it would be difficult sometimes to relate to my parents because of their traditional values that stuck with them. This effects me now because being born and raised in America versus Egypt, I do have traditional American values as well. Not always agreeing with them in things that they thought were right and wrong. Regardless of the two different views, I believe that my culture and background will always be within me. Now that I have grown up and experienced a lot I realize now, more than before, why my parents continued to instill their values, morals, beliefs, and opinions within my childhood. So my roots and ancestry continues to follow me, and my future off springs. To remain true to myself and those around me; seeing my parents hard work and dedication in everything they did makes me want to better myself, and never give up in anything that I partake in. Although I have not experienced everything I will always look back at their hard work and remember not to ever give up. My parents have touched my life in the best way

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