At the age of 11 she was enrolled at the Montgomery Industrial School for girls once graduated, she went on to Alabama State Teacher's College High School. She, however, was unable to graduate with her class, because of the illness of her grandmother Rose Edwards and later her death. After this Rosa once again tries to return to Alabama State Teacher's College, which she did but then her mother also became ill, she then had to care for her mother and also their home. What made Rosa’s life special and also famous was her courageous act of activism. On December 1st, 1955, Rosa was asked to give her seat to a white man, she was extremely tired but she also knew that she had paid the bus fair just like everyone else and felt that she had the right to remain seated therefore, refused to grant her seat to the white man, reason why she then was arrested.
I try looking for a job first to take care of my daughter and pay for my finances but that wasn’t successful. I needed to have a high school degree and a few years’ experience. It was a few days before I contacted Student Services at a nearby school and enrolled immediately. My journey has just begun and I never knew the road to success could be so difficult. I had many sleepless nights and so many assignments I thought I would never finish.
When I first found out I wouldn’t be graduating, it was an Eye Opener for me. I had no clue what I would do, Consequently, I couldn’t pass the algebra 1 EOC test, along with the SAT or ACT. I thought to myself if I could at least have good enough grades I will get by. I don’t know why I thought that. I just really hoped for the best, later down the road 2 months have passed, I was sitting in 7th period and then my teacher got a call telling me to head down to the guidance counselor called me down, we talked about the direction I was going, my GPA was right where it should be.
I tried going to alternative school while working and pregnant but that did not last but a semester either. I was to worried about what my child’s father was doing that I also quit going to that school. Six months after having my first child I ended up pregnant with my second one. I knew from then that I had no chance of ever going back. So I got married at 17 and started just playing the house wife and mom, till it came to me having to find a job.
On my first day of kindergarten my mom took me to school. She walked me to class and stayed with me for a few minutes then she had to leave to go to work. I was okay for a little while then I started crying. I did not have my mom around and I did not have my grandmother around. My teacher let me call my mom and my mom told me “I was a big boy, I have to go to school and that everything would be ok, stop crying and that she loved me”.
Then the doctor said that she had to say home from school until spring. This upset Esther because she very much enjoyed going to school and it disappointed her when she knew how behind she would be in her studies. It would almost be impossible for her to catch up. Eventually the Rudomin family was allowed to move into one of the empty huts where they would be alone at last. Soon after
When I was eighteen years old I left my mother’s house to attend college. I was so happy that I was going to school but wasn't prepared for change. Being the only girl I had my own room so sharing a small room no bigger than a bathroom it was hard for me to cope with in college. I truly believe that I have experience midlife crisis at a young age. The summer of two thousand and ten was the beginning of the turning points and failure in my life.
After a couple of months, they called us again and announced that we were chosen to receive green cards. It was a moment that I will never forget. However I had to finish the last month of high school and graduate before I could leave for the States. I was full of joy about leaving, but because I needed to separate from my family, relatives and friends, I felt sad too. I also had a prom which was unforgettable.
My father used to tell me and my sisters stories about how he used to teach kids for free in Haiti because those children’s parents were unable to afford to send them to school. As I grew older and watched the years go by, I wanted to go back to college and finish so I can earn my degree, but there was always some complication that would arise and I would have to put college on the back-burner. A year ago, I decided to ignore the numerous obstacles that a single-working mother faces and returned to school. I used to believe that my father had lost his mind when he would want me and my sisters to read books and practice math problems during our summer vacation instead of spending the entire summer by the swimming pool. However, as I get older, the more I seem to be turning into my crazed-father that I used to complain about with my sisters.
I knew I couldn’t care for the baby like I wanted to. I was unemployed and I just started going to school for my GED. I knew there would be a family out there that could give the baby the world, I knew I could of but it is better when there are two parents there for support. When I went to my first doctor’s appointment, I asked my doctor if I was a bad person for wanting to give the baby up for adoption. She said no.