My kids have all the toys that there is to have. XBox, iPad, Lego Mindstorm, you name it. We go to Disney World, Lego land and all the toy events in and out of town. Many times my friends came over and said they wish to be my kids.

Myself, in contrast, grew up poor. We moved to public hosing when I was six and we barely have enough money to paint the tiny apartment. However, I never realized I was poor. I had a lot of toys and I went to the annual Lego show. In fifth grade, I was the first one in my class to have an Apple II computer. I have high self-esteem and grow up being positive.

All these are made possible by one brave, visionary, and strong woman. Thank you mom. Happy Mother’s Day.