I was never officially put into the system or foster care, however I relate to Spark and Flame because when my parents hurt me, I found solace in the arms of another caring mother-figure. Like Serena, my new mom helped me understand the situation and my emotions, and she helped me learn how to cope with them. I relate to Spark because he encounters confusion when it comes to loving his abusive mum and my emotional unease is similar to
She will tell you in a minute, “Be grateful for what you have even the small things, smile about what you have and do not worry about the rest.” Standing at five feet five inches and 163 pounds, she is not a very big woman but her joyous giving spirit is huge. Patricia learned the hard way how to make the most out of nothing. She grew up in a home with eight brothers and sisters.
Leighton Meester believed she had the power to change her destiny. She believed she could so she did and she has become what she is today because of everything she has gone through as a child. Had she let the circumstances get the best of her, she wouldn’t have been an amazing sister and mother or an accomplished model, singer-songwriter, and actress she is today. She didn’t allow her circumstances to define her. She didn’t allow her past to affect her.
Annie Sullivan had many struggles throughout her lifetime, but she was able to pass through those obstacles with determination. This determination is shown throughout the nonfiction play, The Miracle Worker, written by William Gibson. Annie Sullivan was the teacher of Helen Keller—a blind and deaf six year old girl. After weeks of discipline and training, Helen was finally able to understand that words and letters meant something. Without determination, Annie would not have been able to achieve this miracle.
When my cousin was born with a genetic disorder, her family looked forward to a hopeful future. If she had been born nearly 50 years before, she would’ve been segregated from the public because she was different. My hero, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, spent her whole life to create that inclusive world. Eunice had an older sister who had an intellectual disability, but the Kennedy's didn't seclude her from their daily adventures. She fought for everything her sister didn't have, even when it seemed like her current world would never see past society's labels.
I shook with heaves so strong they felt more like convulsions (pg. 76)”. She wanted to be free from her face not only be accepted but feel better about herself. Lucy has been living a life that she never wanted in the first place and gave her a set-back in reality. The main reason why this is so stronger is that I believe that no one could ever fill in her place; she was meant for that suffering to happen to her because it was her story share and no one else could have done it better.
It seemed that every day, something else would be harder for her to do. I know that everyone slows down throughout their lifetime, but I never thought it would happen to my Mom. I always thought of her as invincible even as she started to struggle. Her disease made me realize that she isn’t going to be around forever and that as every second passes, I am one step closer to losing
Stressfully, the demands fall on the oldest child, which I have trouble dealing with. I cannot explain the reasons why, but my mom is living proof of it. Over time, however, I learned to accept the reasons behind her expectations. When I was an only child, my mom never pressured me on grades until my sister
My mom was flipping out. My dad calmly sat beside me and said we would get through this. I did get through it but it was the hardest thing I have ever had to go through. I had a very good friend who I trusted enough to tell her what had happened. She told me it was not my fault.
My grandmother would also be my hero. She always does anything she can to ensure that I and everyone else in my family and her own friends are a safe and comfortable. She has also effected the way I have changed from the time I was a child to now. If she was not the person I know her to be then I guarentee that I would not be the same person I am today. When I was a child I did not care about the consistencies of things and now I understand that everything I do and change will end as something different.