Always stick with your family because family is going to be there for you

The most important moment in my life (I was born and raised in Belle Glade). I lost my mom in 96 by of Belle Glade, an my son and nephew lost to gun violence a few years ago. After all of that, I am still standing, I might stumble, God has carried me. He is always there. Hypertension and diabetes and heart problems went through my family, and God has been there for us. My mom lived 7 years with kidney failure with NO medication. She didn’t suffer when she died. We took care of her and my husband when they were sick. We all take care of each other. That’s a family tradition.

About This Story

  • Project: We Are Here
  • Date submitted: 2018-10-14 00:00:00
  • Emotional tone: Strongly positive
  • Who should know about this? Everyone

About the Storyteller

  • Community: Belle Glade
  • Age: 51-60
  • Gender: Female

How the Storyteller Interpreted Their Story

Note: Responses which fell closer to the middle (between two or three options) are shown as two dashes.
  • In your story, why did people act the way they did? They did what they believed
  • My story relates to: Here and now
  • Why did things happen in the story I told? The individual is responsible
  • The lesson in your story is: Keep tradition
  • In my story, problems are solved by: Members of the community
  • My story teaches us to: Always look to traditions of the past
  • My story teaches us that: The community has no control
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