The person I admire the most is my mother, Mrs.Flora. Not only is she my
mother, but she's my best friend. My mother grew up on a small island in
the Caribbean called St. Lucia. She was one of five children who lived
in a two room house which had no indoor plumbing. She never once complained
about the things she had and the things she wished she had. She made do
in order to help support her family. I admire her because of her
strength and determination.
Ten strong men physically could not out-match my mother's
strength mentally. My mother enjoyed reading dearly, and she would read
any piece of paper or scrap she could find. Finishing school at age of
fifteen, my mother was faced with two choices: either go to the country
to pick different fruits and vegetables and sell them for money, or
become a school teacher. She became a teacher only because her dream of
becoming a policewomen was delayed since she had to be eighteen. After three years of
teaching, she ran to the recruiting center as soon as she was eighteen.
Being a police woman gave my mother the opportunity to work as a
detective dealing with criminal files and much more. My mother's
strength touches me the most because it has helped me to learn that it
doesn't matter what you can do. What matters is how you use the strength
to get where you want to be.
Determination can get you anywhere. My mother's
determination led her to where she really wanted to be, which was to be a policewoman. And this is why she is the person I admire the most.