I am so glad we get to spend Christmas altogether. Its been six long hard months.
I don't know how much longer I can stand this. It has been almost a year.
Listen to your mother and do work hard at school. I will hopefully be home soon so get good grades.
I can't imagine my life without my dad. He won't see us grow up or be with us for important milestones.
Before Christmas, after 6 months of not seeing my father, my parents thought it would be best for us to go spend Christmas with him. After all Christmas was supposed to be spent with family and we all wanted to be together for Christmas. We were able to arrange with the school for us to spend a month with him.
I am so glad we can all be together again.
Welcome Home Dad
Although he was away he would always send us words of encouragement. He would tell us to do good and work hard at school and to not worry too much about him. After school ended we wanted to spend the summer with him but were unable too since my mother was the only one working and we couldn't afford for all of us to go.
I feel so blessed to have my family united and together. They are the most important part of my life.
The hardest month was June. Not only did we spend father's day without him, but we also weren't with him for his birthday, my brothers birthday or my birthday. It was then I started worrying and fearing the worst. I thought he wouldn't be able to come back and miss all the important milestones in me and my siblings lives. I feared he wouldn't be with us as we grew up or when I turned 15 for my Quinceanera.
Wow, I feel incredibly lucky to be able to have such a supportive and involved father.
It was close to a year when we finally received the call we had been waiting for, his residency had been approved. We were happy and excited and within a few weeks, he was able to come back. We were all eager and thrilled to have him back.
The time he was gone made me understand how important it was to always be united and together in a family. I felt very lucky to have him back here with us as I know that there are many families who aren't as lucky and unfortunately don't get the opportunity to be united again. I see the importance of family and know the hardships an immigrant family sometimes have to go through.
My family has since been very united. We rarely get into arguments and my dad always strives to spend as much time with us as he can. He has also already applied and been approved for his citizenship. He has always been by my side and supportive throughout the many challenges I have faced and in the special milestone and moments of my life. I am very grateful for having him by my side as I grow up.