The young girl grew into a beautiful woman and graduated on the dean’s list with a BSN from American International College. The daughter had seen what the mother went through to get where she is now and is very proud. That young girl is my mother. She never gave up even when the going got tough. She is my role model to succeed and achieve greater things as I grow up. Being my motivation for all four years of high school, my mother expects me to be better than how she was as a teenager.