hardship moments

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It was one scalding July afternoon in Mexico; everything was as settle and quiet as always, and as I enjoyed a glass of cold lemonade, I began think about what I was going to do next since I had just graduated from middle school in Mexico. I thought to myself "this next year is going to be great, with all my friends, nothing can possibly go wrong." As those thoughts crossed my mind, an unexpected visit came, it was my uncle; who would know that my life was about to change in just a couple seconds. They say to always be prepared for the unexpected, but no one said to be ready so quick!

My uncle walked into the house, and as he walked, I noticed a slim grin hidden behind the reason to his visit. When he finally sat down at the table, he said,

-"Mija, we found a house,"

I didn't really understand the reason of those words spoken, but I found out later that they would change my life.

My uncle began to explain how he had found a house in Donna, and him and his family was going to move there. My dad decided that I would leave my home in Mexico and join my uncle and his family to their new home. At first I was excited to try something new, but one I got to Donna, reality started to kick in. When I arrived to the new home, I immediately began to cry for my parents. It didn't take me long to realize that I was no longer going to have my family, friends or acquaintances close anymore.

The hardest part of this experience had to be going to a different school, full of strangers talking in a language I hardly understood.