On August 12, 2016 was only the beginning of a huge tragedy. It had started to pour down rain the day before and would not stop, to went on to the next day. School was canceled on that day because of some streets flooding. My family and I had no idea what was going on. Two days before it started to flood,my parents had just come back from a trip out of the country while my brother and I had stayed with our sister and her family. We had not gone grocery shopping which made our situation worst with not much food.My sister’s house had lost power so my dad took his truck to go pick them up so they could stay with us. My sister and her husband took a truck and went to try to find some stores to buy some food. They were gone for some time because of the roads closing from the flooding. They had came back after being gone for a long time with some food. In my home were my parents, brother, sister, brother in-law,and their 2 kids. In total we were 8 living off of a small portion of food.We were like this for a few days, we could not move from where we were because of all the roads closed. What I learned is that you should appreciate what you have you will never know what happens and take advantage of every moment you have with your family.
My name is Kimberly and I am proud to say I am Latina! My parents are from Guatemala but I was born in the California but moved to Louisiana at a young age.My first language was Spanish, then I learned English from my cousins growing up.As long as I can remember I have been involved in church.My family is very religious so that means I have been raised as a christian since I was born.We are a family of 6, my parents 2 sisters and 1 younger brother.When I was about 7 my mom became a pastor, and their started my life as a Pastor’s kid.I was raised to have God as my number one and that has not changed.I started to sing in my church and have become lead singer.My goals in life you may ask? Well for starters to please God.I want to have a carrier in school but do not have a clue right now.My goals for the school year is to have good grades to please my family.I would also like to be involved in school activities,to be busy with school and other things.My hobbies include helping my mom out in church when she needs it, reading, listening to music, and soccer.I love sports and my favorite sport is soccer.As far as pets go I only have one and its my dog.My favorite food is called “churrasco” a Guatemalan dish.I have heard things about high school like it’s the real deal and it is.I am a little scared about entering high school, many things change.But I think I’m prepared for the new experiences and the new friends.