My mother and me, circa 1985.
Over the past few years, I have realized a few things about my childhood and parents. Although my brother and I didn't have many material possessions, we were a lot more fortunate than many children out there. It took a few years teaching in a low economic status school for me to realize this.
A lot of children didn't have we had; two loving parents in a healthy, wonderful marriage, parents who were involved in our life and cared for us, parents who taught us the value of education, parents who encouraged us to be the best we could be and better our lives.
I truly believe I am where I am today because of my parents. I have so lucky and thankful to have them in my life.