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FACULDADE ALFREDO NASSER
INSTITUTO SUPERIOR DEEDUCACAO
CURSO DE LETRAS
MARIA DO CARMO SILVA
THE HISTORY OF MY LIFE
Aparecida de Goiania – GO
MARIA DO CARMO SILVA
THE HISTORY OF MY LIFE
Paper presented to the Department of Languages
as part of the grades for the P1 of English
discipline, from the Institute Aflredo Nasser,
Aparecida de Goiania – GO
I dedicate this work to my family and all
my colleges from the LN3 at UNIFAN
as well as to all my professors.
1987 – Pregnant with my first child
1988 – My second child was born
1993 – My last born baby
1995 – I got married
1996 – I turned 30 years old
2000 – My mother’s 80th birthday
2008 – 15th birthday of my third child
2009 – Christmas Family
2011 – My firstborn got married
2013 – My two other children got marriend
In this presentation I will show some joyful times of my life.
I had a dream of being a mother and at the age of 19 I became pregnant with my
first child. I was very happy. On February 1st 1987 was born a handsome boy and there
are no words to express my happiness. I named him Paulo Eduardo.
Here is Paulo Eduardo when he was five months old, the older he got the more
handsome he became. The whole family pampered him once he was the firstborn of the
youngest sibling (me).
Because I was going to raise him on my own and he was so handsome all my
brothers and sisters wanted raise him for me. Also he was a very smiley child, so they
could not resist.
On Paulo Eduardo’s first birthday I invited relatives and friends to celebrate with
me. This was a very special moment. My sister and her friend made the cake and
candies. I bought the snacks, soft drinks and popcorn. The kids had a great time.
This is my second born child. He was born in October 1988. The photo above is
his 1 birthday party. On that occasion a lot of relatives and friends came around as well
as his grandparents.
The party was in my house and the kids went crazy on the backyard running and
playing around a lot.
In March 1993 my princess Gercylene was born. She cried a lot and we used to
say that she was born already stressed.
Even when she was growing up she was already a very authoritarian person and
used to command her brothers. When talking to them she would point her finger to their
faces and give them orders.
This is the day of my wedding. We were already living together for seven years
and we did not think it was necessary to get married. However, a friend of ours
challenged us and bet ten kilos of meat and fifty beers that we would not get married.
There was a community service going on at the time on my neighbourhood and
as soon as I mentioned to my partner about the bet he said to put our names down for
the public wedding service that would happen within 15 days.
Our names were chosen and that is how we got married.
For my 30th birthday my sister and friends prepared a surprise party. It was a fun
day and I got many presents.
Turning thirty was an amazing event in my life. I felt good about myself and it
also felt like I had accomplished a lot in life with my three beautiful kids and a partner.
On this day I was very happy because it was my mother’s birthday when she
turned 80 years old and my brother prepared a beautiful party for her.
She was pretty and very happy because her brothers and nephews that she had
not seen for many years came around to the celebration.
Firstly it happened a service at the church and afterwards we went to the place
where we had the party. Everything was done on the way she liked.
She was radiant.
This was the birthday of my third child when she became eight years old. We
were preparing a surprise party for her but her father could not hold in and ended up
telling her about it. She then was very anxious and badly ate her meals waiting for the
There was a beautiful scene in the party because firstly the birthday girl thought
she would not get a present from her fiend Juliana but in fact the present was hidden
under the table. When my child found it she screamed of happiness.
This was the 15th birthday of Gercylene, my third child. There was a service at
the church and on the church itself we celebrated her birthday by eating cakes and
There was a tribute to her from her brother and some friends. Many people
joined us to celebrate her special day.
This is a photo taken in my house on a Sunday lunch which we joined some
members of the family. These are my sister Gercene, my niece Lorrana and my son
It was a beautiful day, unfortunately what we did not know at the time was that it
would be the last time my sister would have lunch in my house. She had cancer and
passed away many months later.
This was the last Christmas the whole family spent together before my sister
passed away. It was a special day for her because she saw that the brothers and sister
made an effort to be with her.
On this day she felt loved by her siblings. Sadly seven months later she left us.
This was the
wedding of my eldest
son Paulo Eduardo. He
married a beautiful girl
Goiania. The ceremony
registration office and
there was no party.
It has been two years since they got married and they still have no kids because
they are planning on having them within three years.
Paulo Eduardo and his wife were baptized in the Seventh Day Adventist Church.
They understood that only God gives wisdom necessary to make a happy marriage.
In march this year was the wedding of my son Cesar Augusto in the United
States of America and my daughter in law gave me a ticket to go to America and attend
This is me at the airport. I was very emotional because I never thought I would
visit a foreign country.
My son gave me a rose when I got to the airport as a welcome symbol.
In the town of Dover where my
daughter in law used to live I
went to the park to see the snow.
Luckily it was snowing that day
and I could for the first time in
my life see the beauty that is the
It was an amazing felling. I was
like a child playing and running
around the snow. I wanted to
write something on the snow but
it was too hard so I could not.
This is me in Dover, New Jersey, U.S.A. I was in my daughter in law’s house
where she used to live with her mother, brothers and her son.
My son took this photo of me because he said I looked too different to what I
usually look like. Clearly it was too cold and I could not dear to wear my regular
This was on a Sunday and I went to visit the place where my son used to live. He
lived in Philadelphia in the state of Pennsylvania. We actually stopped on the way there
to take this photo.
Philadelphia is a much bigger city than Dover and although I liked Philly I
prefer Dover because of its peaceful and clean characteristics.
I went to New York to spend the day. I went to the museum of natural history
where they recorded the movie “A Night At TheMuseum”. It was great.
Going to New York was a bit crazy because we had to do everything in a hurry
once the groom and the bridge had a lot to do for the weeding that would be within
In order to get into the museum we were supposed to pay forty dollars but as
they did not have anyone at the front door to charge us, maybe because it was almost
time to close, we got into there for free.
I went to Central Park, which was a dream that came through. Again it felt like
an unreal situation. It was raining but it did not overshadow the brilliance of that
Central Park is exactly like I saw in the movies.
Once I was New York I also wanted to visit the World Trade CenterMemorial. I
took many photos and visited the museum where some wreckage, photos and names of
the victims of the catastrophe on September 11th are exhibited.
On the last day of my daughter in law’s work we went to a restaurant to
celebrate her hen party. It was really fun. There were these bunches of girls from all
over the place, like Mexico, Argentina, Dominican Republic among others. They were
all very fun to go out with.
This is Khrishinna, my grandson who is the son of my daughter in law. I met
him for the first time on this trip. He is very sweet and likes to play a lot. I took some
typical Brazilian toys to him and he loved them all.
On March 3rd my son got married toJasmin. It was a beautiful ceremony and
then we went to a club where the party was held.
During the ceremony she sang to him and that made me and my son emotional.
As for the party the way it went on was different to me because everything was
done according to the Colombian culture.
This is the wedding of my youngest. On March 23rd she got married to
It was a crazy day for me. A lot happened to me to the point that I crushed the
fiancé’s car but everything at the end worked well and many friends and relatives
gathered in a beautiful party organized by them.