Around four-forty in the morning, a lady came to the Reedley hospital to give birth. That baby was coming on their way to the hospital but just on time to give birth, was in a room. The baby was very small and chubby but was truly strong and healthy. This particular baby was soon to be named after her father, Fernando. Fernanda had no problems whatsoever therefore her parents were grateful since there were many children in this world that suffer a great deal for their problems in health.
In life some things can be planned and others cannot. Life can provide so many opportunities. I was happy the day I found out I would be a father. I was only thirty years old when my wife surprised me with a note indicating we were pregnant. I remember the feeling like it was yesterday. I was about to become a father. I was nervous and excited all in one breathe. I remember telling myself, “I am going to have a legacy”.
I was born in 1998. In 2001 Isabella was born, then in 2004 Joshua came along. Both of them changed me in small ways, but they paled in comparison to how the brother I got in 2008 changed me. His name was Zachary. I was only nine when I first met him and he already had me wrapped around his little finger. Two years passed and everything took an unexpected turn when Zachary was diagnosed with autism.
I first found out I was pregnant two months after turning eighteen. Looking at that positive pregnancy test, I was terrified. I had countless emotions running through my head at the same time. The first question was, am I going to be able to do this? Of course, abortion was never an option. From that moment on, I decided I needed to find the courage inside me to step up and become a parent at such a young age.
another 12 hours on the nose to have this long awaited baby. The family started
At the end of my trip it was the last day. I was sad because i has to go home soon. On the there we got to go to a cove at the Lake of the
I was blessed enough to grow up with every single one of my family members being happy, healthy, and all just a short walk away. Every one of my grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins live in the same neighborhood as me. The only time I ever had to visit the hospital was when my grandmother got knee replacement surgery.
On March 28th, 2013 I was walking out of Wabash Middle School to go home. I had just gotten out of track practice looking for my mom’s car. When I got was walking out and looking I realized that my Grandma T was there to pick me up, and when I got in the car I heard the best news of my life. That my mom was going into labor, and we were going to the hospital. On the way to the hospital I was so happy to finally have a sister. I was the happiest kid on earth.
"Click, Click", said the door knob as my mom locked the door on our way out. My mom was so close to having our little brother, and we were all so excited. Me, my mom, papi, aunt, and uncle packed into my family 's maroon ford explorer, and we headed out to eat. If only we would have stayed off the road that day.
Who knew that something so beautiful could be so difficult? At age 14, adoption stepped into my world. I had supportive parents who worked hard to educate my brothers and I at home. I had close relationships with my 3 younger brothers. And now adoption brought another little boy into my life.
Death can be defined in a number of ways, but to me death is something that is certain. Often times, we as humans presume death to be frightening and undesirable. After all, we become so attached to someone just for death to move in and capture its next victim. For many of us there is not a given time, while for some, there is an estimation of when it will come. Frequently, however, death tends to be thrown at us like a curveball. It most of the time comes unexpectedly and sometimes too soon. There is one form of death that generally takes someone too soon and that is stillbirth. There are roughly 23,000 women each year who endure the pain of having a stillbirth (Gregory, MacDorman). Sadly, my mother experienced stillbirth first hand. For her, the death of her future child affected her worse than the death of a person whom she had spent her whole life knowing.
It was that time of year again, Spring Break. I have never gone anywhere for Spring Break, so I was never expecting that to change. My family was not at all interested in going somewhere tropical, but I always was. Everything changed for me when my boyfriend asked me to tag along with his family and himself to Florida.
Life for me growing up was super difficult. A lot of my childhood was pure traumatic. Also, it was a struggle for me and my family, money wise and food wise. Also, our house was very small. We even lost our father and I also became a teen mom.
In one person’s life, there can be many changes. Some of them are small and do not have a very big effect on your life. However, other events are very important and can completely change a person’s life, such as moving to a new country, joining the military, getting married, or buying a house. Two of the events that have changed my life the most was moving to the United States and the joining the military. When I first arrived in the United States, I was only twelve years old. I had to go to school even though I did not speak the English. I was in a special program called ESOL, this program help me to learn the language and be able to complete all my middle school and high school classes. When I graduated high school, I decided to join the military. This event had the most effect on my life, it lead me to be the person that I am today.
Becoming a father in my life was the best thing that has ever happened to me. Living for someone else and not just yourself is a special feeling. Knowing that it is your sole duties in life are now to love, provide, teach, mentor, discipline and love some more. I always hear people say “ Im don 't think I 'm ready to be a parent.” and to be honest I do not think anyone is ready to be a parent. I can still remember like it was yesterday the day my son was born. The feelings leading up to the day he was born were the most nerve racking days of my life.