They asked us to not go to church anymore and go back to “ua neeb” with them. Now we’re back in Minnesota with our families and we have 4 beautiful children.I don’t feel insecure about myself when I’m with his family, trying to be someone I’m not.They did all they could to help us start our family. After 2 years of lying to outsiders about our last names I told myself: I’m not a bad person. I should just focus on my marriage and my children.I just fell in love with someone I can’t stop loving. I believe we should stand up for what we believe even if we’re standing alone.They would call me by my first name because they were embarrassed.We knew they were embarrassed so we wouldn’t attend large family gatherings just to spare them the embarrassment.Ancient wall paintings and sculptures show that embroidery was worked on clothing from the earliest times.An ancient Peruvian running-stitch sampler has been dated to 200–500 AD The word Embroidery comes from the Anglo-Saxon word for "edge", but the technique itself was being used long before that.
Five years after our marriage, his aunts and uncles started visiting us.In the Hmong culture, it is a taboo to marry someone with the same last name. I was embarrassed at the beginning of our marriage that we were both Xiongs.We didn’t have a wedding because of our same last name.When I first found out I was pregnant, I was worried how my baby would turn out.I gave birth 9 months later to a beautiful baby girl.