The Day 6 challenge on JessicaSprague.com was to create a layout using the title “true story.” At first I couldn’t think of anything but then I picked up the phone and called my mom. All these years I have heard my mom tell snippets of our boat escape from Vietnam when I was just a baby but I never heard her tell the whole thing. Tonight she only had a few minutes to speak to me so I consider this just a first draft but I wanted to share what I had tonight for the challenge.
The girl behind the title is wearing a traditional Vietnamese dress and hat. She is walking away which symbolizes us leaving Vietnam all those years ago. I am thankful that my parents were brave enough to leave their families and everything they knew behind so we could come to the U.S. to find freedom and a better life.
I will find more time to talk to my mom to get more details and document this important event in our lives for my children and future generations.