My Mothers Childhood: Our Biggest Supporters
The person I decided to interview was my mother. Maria Teresa Cantu Hernandez is a mother of four and used to live in Reynosa, Tamaulipas with my father. When my oldest brother reached the age of 15, and my mother was pregnant with me they decided to leave Reynosa and head to Texas. I was born in the lone star state where we’re been since. All of these questions were answered in my mother’s native tongue, Spanish, and translated to English.
Q. When and where were you born?
A. I Was born in Reynosa Tamaulipas, on November 6,1962. With 5 younger siblings two girls and two boys.
Q. Is there a memory from your childhood that you will never forget?
A. I don’t really have a favorite memory, there are many things I remember as a child. Yet there is one I never forget. I was with my siblings playing outside my home, and at that time we had no money so as toys we would use old palm tree leaves as umbrellas and pretend were where rich ladies taking a stroll around our garden; it was always so much fun to get together with out two neighbors and we would all play together until our mothers called us off.
Q. Who was the most influential person in your life?
A. The most influential person in my life would have to be my father. My father was always working to give us what we needed and he never got mad at us unlike my mother he really loved us and took a lot of care of us until this moment.
Q. What was your favorite thing to do as a child?
A. I was afraid of the times my mother got mad at us. She had a very strict attitude and was easily bothered by anything we would do.
Q. Would you change anything about your childhood if you could?
A. No, although weren’t in very good conditions and we lacked a lot of money, I wouldn’t change it because thanks to those memories and feelings, in am the person I am today; and I have raised my children thinking about my past and how I want to give them the best as well.