Good night, love you.” Morning came quickly with knocks on the door. Thomas ignored it, assuming Ellen would answer it, but she didn’t. The knocks were loud. He swore someone was going to break the door down! “Thomas?” Lily said walking in, “Who’s that?” “Stay in your room, I’ll go see.” Thomas quickly ran downstairs, eager to stop the noise.
May I bring my bedding out here by the fire and sleep on the floor tonight?’ But she had decided on the cold walk home to do it after he went to sleep. Why should she have to ask permission to protect her son.” <><><> When she came back inside with the clean things, she set them on the counter from the back, quickly dried each piece and put them away. She worked quietly, so as not to disturb the sleeping man holding the child. When she walked over to take the boy, she was surprised to feel another pang of regret. She stared from the baby’s face to the man’s, noticing the smile lingering on
He’d fly down the hallway like a jet, to hide under my bed as if he were going to be spanked. Dallas wasn’t always the smartest, but he was always very loving and protective of my family. One Saturday morning, my brother and I were still in bed. I could hear my mom saying “What’s wrong Dallas? Are you okay” Then I heard her yell for my dad to come help her.
The social norm I violated was I ran through the living room and into the den at my mom’s house. . I then jumped on the sofa and recited the Pledge of Allegiance. I felt a little awkward while doing it at first, but I was around my family members so I was not embarrassed. Once I started reciting the pledge I did not get an immediate reaction.
On page 11, Jane Doe states “My father would come in our bedroom every night. He would climb up to the top bunk and get in bed. I would pretend I was sleep and never open my eyes. On page 12 of Jane Doe’s statement she states that “As she got older my father would tell me that he couldn’t keep coming in the room, that I would have to wait till my sister was asleep and get up and come in the living room.” “I do remember doing that a couple times and then it downed on me that if I didn’t that would me he couldn’t come in and abuse me. I was wrong; He just started coming back in the room.
My home in Texas was all I had known for most of my life. Of course, my family traveled on vacations and went to visit relatives, but I hadn’t known any other home. I enjoyed living in Texas. The weather was usually warm so I could normally play outside with my neighbors, we had a sizable backyard with a small little grove of trees in one of the far back corners and a swing set and I had a capacious room with a window looking out to the street. I thought school was kinda’ fun and I enjoyed playing with my friends at recess.
Seven million three-hundred thousand Children nationally are affected with parents having to be in jail for days, weeks, months, and even years. For ten days I was affected by my father being in jail at Leavenworth County Jail. To some, this is nothing but to my family this was a big deal. Not only was he gone for ten days, which was longer then he’d ever been gone before, but we had to take him there and watch as he walked away from his wife, his kids, and his freedom. My father choose to be gone from December 13 until December 23 of 2014 that way he could be home for Christmas.
Although, the hardest part for me was leaving my dad behind. I was going to be starting a new life, experiencing new things, and my dad wasn 't going to be a part of it. I remember the ending of that night like it was yesterday. My mom, my sister, and I were ready to go, but my dad told us to wait as he went back into the house. He came back out with a blanket that his mother had given before she passed.
Thankfully, I was able to make it out alive and well, but I was definitely shaken up. However, I think that scared everything out of me, as I got over my fear. As a result, my family and I visit the Eastern State Penitentiary every year, as a tradition. This one scary never-to-be-forgotten night in October, will not come out of my memory anytime
I went to bed that night not knowing what to expect in the morning. As I lay there I faintly heard my mother and father talking, not arguing, but discussing the day 's event. When I woke my dad was in his room and my mom told me he wanted to talk. I walked in and shut the door behind me. He looked like he had been crying, he hugged me and told me he did not at the moment understand, but that he would always love
One night I was sleep walking and went straight into my mom and Jimmy’s bedroom. I tapped on Jimmy’s shoulder to wake him up so I could get in the bed with them, but he didn’t. Instead he was in a nightmare were he thought I was an enemy in the war and started choking me with both of his hands. He picked me up and threw me on the bed while still choking me. The sudden thump in the bed is what awoken my mom.