One the most favorite person is my mother Eunice Ulna for three reasons. She was a young teacher and lived in a poor little town in my country. Therefore, she liked to teach and help her community and their family. The first reason is when she became the first woman in her community to teach at a public school. The second reason is when she assumed the responsibility to help her mother with their brothers. And the third reason was for being a single mother. In 1964, she was the first woman teacher in her immunity to teach at the public school.
The community had a lot of problems because the young and old people were illiterate. Then my bright mother got the idea that her town needed an adult education school, so she spends their time raising money to build the new school and the literacy program. At the beginning it was a little hard because the old people thought she was crazy, but she succeeded. Actually, now in the adult programs there are forty-five teachers and hundreds of people every year. In 1963, her father made the sad decisions to leave home. Her brothers and their mother were left without any economic aid.
My mother, still the eldest daughter, assumed responsibility with her mother to educate and feed their family. She worked three shifts in the public school of her town, helped with the housework to my grandmother and uncles with their homework. She became the strength of her family, becoming a wonderful and strong woman. By 1970, she got married with my father, but he despite that disagreed that she worked as a teacher and help her family. He didn’t like her to be as independent and were always fighting, and he desired her to stay at home. Five years later, she made the decision to divorce.
Those were difficult times cause as my brothers and I were too young to understand what was happening. When we were alone, my father never more returned to see or visit us for twenty years. My mother converted again in to father and mother with great courage and faith. In conclusion, my mother is a woman of an incredible value. She assumed responsibility for her family. She never forgot their dreams of teacher and helps other. Its value been recognized not only by her family and students, also by the Dominican government for its great contribution to education. She’s my favorite person and my best friend too. God bless her always.