What drove me to write my story originally, was to leave for my children and grandchildren so that they may know me and their roots.
Everyone has a story to tell, but this is our story. The why we are here, the struggles we have gone through, the adventures, the comedy, the tragedies and how we have faired in the end.
The making of new Americans.
But in the process, I realized how many learning experiences I had to go through. How difficult the school of hard knocks is. If I can help my children and grandchildren avoid making the same mistakes I made, maybe I can help others as well.
I am sure there is a little bit for everyone to enjoy.
I went from not speaking English to mastering it.
I went from an angry young child to an adult still working on it. From pride to forgiveness. And from redemption to atonement.
No one is all good, just like no one is all bad.
No one is always right, just like no one is always wrong.
The different stages in our lives takes us through different roads, paths and alleys. We go through a preview of whats out there waiting for us. Like Dantes Inferno, where Virgil walks him through all the different hells and heavens.
We make good choices some times. Other times, we make wrong choices. In the end, hopefully it balances out.