Alberto Gonzales for Fox News Latino: Hispanic Heritage Month – A Season of Miracles

September 30th, 2011

Fox News Latino

By Alberto Gonzales

September 30, 2011


Noted physicist Albert Einstein once said, “There are only two ways to live your life.  One is as though nothing is a miracle.  The other is as though everything is a miracle.”  I choose the latter.

My mother and father met working in the West Texas fields as young migrant workers.  I look back on the days when I was a small boy and played in the field next to the lot where my father and uncles built the small two-bedroom home I grew up in with my seven brothers and sisters.  We had no hot running water the entire time I lived at home, no telephone until I was a sophomore in high school.

My mother would wake me before dawn so I could eat scrambled eggs and tortillas with my father before he left for work.  As we ate breakfast, she would prepare a modest lunch of beans and tortillas and place them in a brown paper lunch sack.  I can still picture my father walking down the street to catch a ride to a construction site – and me running outside and waving goodbye.

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