Because I have not yet been abroad, chronicling an international experience for my digital story would have been impossible, even though I would have loved to do just that. Instead, I decided to tell a story that is little closer to me. My friend’s mother was born in Saigon, Vietnam, and after spending her entire life there, she immigrated to the United States in her late twenties. She learned English, established herself financially and socially, and had two children. I was genuinely moved to hear this, especially because it is so amazing to me. Her perseverance and unwillingness to accept mediocrity in the midst of cultural and language struggles was endearing, and I am proud of the memory I have created for her and for my friend.