"During Mother's Day or my birthday, my two children would give me flowers or a card. They would write out lots of loving words to me. 'I really love you mom.' 'You are the best mom.'
"I come from a different country and when I came here, everything was really different. When I came here I was 18 years old and I lived with my mom and dad. I didn't know any English so I had to learn from the environment. My first job was working for a company that made the food trays for the airlines. The food was already cooked and I would put it together on the tray, then a machine would wrap it up for its trip to the airplane. After that I went to school for a year to learn and be certified as a manicurist. And now I have my own place to work here in Downey."