The Woman Who Gave Birth to Me


Susana Zamora and her daughter resting together.

Aneka Zamora, Reporter

Throughout history and people’s lives, there are many women who are powerful. They are known and remembered for their acts and their qualities as a person. The most powerful woman I know in my life is my mom, Susana Zamora.
My mom has so many great qualities and traits that make her so influential to me. In my eyes, I believe she is such a powerful woman due to all of the things she has overcome in life and because I’ve seen the type of independ person she is. Seeing her independence while growing up is one of the things that has shaped my view on not having to rely on anybody but myself. She’s shown me that you can do anything for yourself and that the only obstacle in your path is you and your own fear. This is one of the many life lessons I have received while growing up.
My mom has always been determined for as long as I can remember. When she wants something done, she will find a way to get it done, even if it seems impossible, she makes it seem like it was a minor issue.
My mother has kept me from floating into my own fantasy world, which I view as a blessing in disguise. For many years, I remember hating the fact that my mom would be so truthful, even when at times I didn’t want her to be. It felt as if she would pop every bubble I would try to blow in the air. It can be hard to be so blunt about something with your child because all you want to do is to protect them, but this is something that my mother wasn’t afraid of doing, which is why I believe she was brave for taking this chance. She has always told me, “It’s better to know the truth, than to be lied to,” which I know has made me realize how important this idea is. Without my mother’s truthfulness, I would have not been able to become as grounded as I am now.
My mother is such a big influence in my life, she has helped shape my moral values. She’s made me see that being supportive, caring, and forgiving, help you see the better parts of life. Whenever trying something different, whether it’s a club or sport, my mom has never once stopped me from doing it. She has always showed up for me, which holds such a big place in my heart because I know she will always be there for me. She has always taught me to be caring no matter what, which can be difficult at times. To forgive somebody for something they have done can be difficult in any situation because of the pride we all have in ourselves. Forgiving is always an option even when it doesn’t feel like it’s one, which I’ve learned from my mom. She’s shown me time and time again how the idea of forgiving somebody doesn’t mean you are giving up your power or how it doesn’t make you weaker.
I believe my mother has always been the most powerful woman I’ve known because of all the things she has shown and taught to me about life. She has helped me become who I am today with her lessons and values. She is my role model for the kind of person I want to be when I grow up and she is my motivation to become a better person every day.