|Scooped by Jonathan Forgas|
How my life changed threw out these years is just something amazing. Well let me talk to you about my self my name is Juan Hernandez I’m a single Mexican guy who lived in Mexico until the day that I had to move to the U.S. In Mexico life was very poor so I decided to move to the U.S. thinking that I was going to make money, well I was right I did make money. But let me tell you how everything started. It was one sunny day and I was thinking on how to make money. I kept thinking and thinking until I got the idea of going to the U.S. I’ve heard that they pay more money then what they do in Mexico. So it was settled I was going to the U.S. I had nothing to lose, I mean I didn’t have any parents I didn’t have anything. My parent left me when I was 13 years old; they left me because they didn’t have enough money to supply me with food are cloth, So they left me on my own. So there I was all on my own, time past by an I couldn’t find a job to get money for food. The good thing was that they had some places where they gave out food for homeless people like me. I would consider myself as a hobo; because I lived in the streets I didn’t have anything. Well when I was in the streets I met another hobo just like me he didn’t have anything and he didn’t have any parents to. He said that he’s parents left him when he was 11 years old, but he’s the same age as me. We both looked for jobs but we couldn’t find any, well sometimes we would find jobs, but only like for a day are so. A year past by, now I’m 17 years old, this is when I decided to go to the U.S.; I tell my friend what I was going to do I asked if he wanted to come along. He thought about it, and then he says yea sure. So it was settled we both are going to the U.S. hoping for the best, we didn’t know any English but we said that we are going to stick together threw what ever happens. Well we stared walking getting on trains to get to the U.S. it was kind of fun but at the same time we were getting very tired from walking. We been walking and riding trains for about 4 weeks now. We were starving so we decided to go to a farmers house an ask them for food. The old couple was kind enough to feed my friend, and me, I was happy that they gave us food and so was my friend. I didn’t ask for much all I asked was for food, but the old couple were so nice that they lets spend the night in their house. Well I was tiered and so was my friend so we decided to stay and start walking again in the morning. Well we woke up we were feeling better then never, I stand up an then I wake up my friend we go downstairs to say goodbye and thank you for everything to the old couple. We walk out the door and when we looked in front of us we had no idea what we were looking at it seem like a storm but the clouds are very big touching the ground, but it wasn’t a regular storm it was a sand storm. We went back inside and told the old couple what was heading tours us. We took cover and put shirts to cover our facieses the storm took about 30 minutes for it to pass by. After the storm was done my friend and me said goodbye to the old couple again. They said good-bye back and then asked us for our names I said my name is Juan and my friend said he’s name is Jose. They wished us good luck and we left, so we were back walking and riding trains. It was a hard time for me and my friend Jose. Well finally we made it to the U.S it took us 2 month to get here, those two month were the hardest month in my life. Well me and my friend Jose are now looking for jobs, we found some, we were glad that we did. Time went by and we were living our life well not really but better then what they use to be. I was saving money in my tent that I lived in with Jose. So one day I decided to put the money in the bank, make a saving account. I was happy knowing that my money is now safe, because at any time somebody could of stolen my money in the little tent that I lived in. well I kept putting money in my saving account. About 4 month goes by and I have about $300 saved I was happy knowing that I had money in the bank. well I stopped being happy after what happened, I heard that the bank was not giving out depositors money back so I ran an I was surprised by the size of the crowd that was outside the bank, I tried to go threw them but it was really hard. It was about 1:30 when I got there I tried making it to the doors of the banks but there was just to many people by the time that I made it to the doors with was around 2:00 they were closed. I was mad, sad, depress, I was just fool of emotions. Well I guess there was nothing to do but keep working. Well I kept working until this day and my reasoning of this letter is to give you the thanks for the food and shelter you gave me and Jose. With out your help the trip would have been harder, hope your doing good.
Sincerely: Juan and Jose