By Shilpa  P.
Grade 5, Michigan
Country of Origin: India

Virpal was thirteen when she and her sister came to America,which was in the year 2003. Her father died nine years before the move, and four years after the Virpal's mother could only take one child to America and didn't want to seperate them. Virpal's mother left on her own to America leaving Virpal and her sister behiend in India. Five years after that, Virpal and her sister finally got a visa and came to America to unite with her mother. After about twelve hours on the airplane her plane landed and the passengers got out. Virpal and her sister saw their long-beloved mother and were crying with joy.

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