Happy Mother’s Day!

Posted on Sunday, May 12th, 2013 by

First off, I’d like to say Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there 🙂

And Happy Mother’s Day to my mom! It bummed me out that I couldn’t be home today. It’s definitely weird being away from everyone on days that I would normally spend with certain people.

Now, I’m pretty sure everyone says their mom is the best mom out there, but mine really is! I’m going to be forever grateful for my mom. She’s been there for me through all the hard times, even when I tried to push her away. When I turned 15, I had a Quinceañera. It’s like a

My mom hates pictures, so this picture is from WAY back during my Quinceañera. Photo taken by Estrella Foto y Video Photography.

My mom hates pictures, so this picture is from WAY back during my Quinceañera. Photo taken by Estrella Foto y Video Photography.

Sweet 16, but due to my hispanic heritage, we have that big transition into adulthood when we turn 15. Even though it was out of our price range, my mom still did everything she could to give me the party I wanted. She’s always tried so hard to do what’s best for me, and she’s been extremely supportive of every decision I’ve made in life thus far.

Making the decision to move to Moorhead permanently was a hard one for me, no matter how excited I was to take this new path in life. I’ve always been a pretty independent person, but the thought of moving away from everyone for good this early made me sad…not to mention I was scared to death. A lot of my friends are back home for the summer, and not to mention that’s where the rest of my family is, too. And then came the question of money–would I be able to afford to live on my own for the summer? Where would I live?

While I was worrying and second guessing myself, my mom was there to support me and make me feel better about my decision. My moving away made her sad, but she understand that this was something I had to do. Litchfield just wasn’t exciting for me anymore, and while I would miss my friends and family there, she understood my desire to meet new people and try something new.

Another picture from my Quinceañera! Photo taken by Estrella Foto y Video.

Another picture from my Quinceañera! Photo taken by Estrella Foto y Video.

Without my mom, I wouldn’t be where I am today. I wouldn’t be willing to try new things, or look for the best in people no matter how badly our first encounter went. I probably wouldn’t know how to do my own laundry, or tie my shoes.

I love you Mom! Happy Mother’s Day 🙂

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Hello! My name’s Jasmine Lara, but most people call me Jazzy.

If I miraculously stick on my current career path, when I graduate from Concordia I will have a major in Social Work and Spanish, along with a minor in Psychology. Before I came to Concordia, I called Litchfield, Minnesota my home.

I’m a first generation Cobber, and the first to go to college in my family in general! Needless to say, I’m pretty proud of myself ☺. Because of this, I’m not taking my time here at Concordia for granted. Currently I’m involved in Hall Council, Homecoming Committee, and Echo Band, along with working for Dining Services and Maurices in West Fargo.

In my spare time, I like to lounge around with my friends and explore the wonderful place we call Fargo-Moorhead. On weekends you’ll often find me with my friends, whether it’s hanging out in one of their rooms, or at Kroll’s diner chowing down on one of their awesome milkshakes.

Concordia has brought me many new opportunities, some that I have yet to even figure out. Until I figure them out though, I’m just going to enjoy my time here—in my opinion, there’s nothing better than being a Cobber!