Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Humans of Downey - Fredy


"I would say that my mother is my hero. My mom pretty much raised four kids by herself. When we were young, she struggled a lot. She went out of her way to make sure we were successful, that we accomplished things in life, even though it affected her in a negative way. She never took care of herself, but she always took care of us. In my early teens, I decided school wasn't as important as mom had made it out to be, so when she dropped us off at school, I started to not make it all the way into school. When my mom found out, she was not happy and it came out in the tone and volume of her voice. She let me know what my future would be like if I didn't go to school and tied it back to her own experiences. After that, I decided to always attend school and make her proud.

"My next great adventure is being with Jessie and helping to raise our new baby girl, Robin. She's a girl so I'm a little more concerned. Right now, she's a good baby. People are starting to warn me that she's spoiled already. The next couple of years are going to be interesting and very foundational. I'm hoping to take the values my mom modeled for us and model them for Robin. Jessie will model the values of compassion, caring for others, and a family-centered life to Robin. I'm looking forward to our next great adventure."

~ Fredy

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