Maria Morales- my mother did not come to El Salvador until eleven months later. Not having my mother by my side, I was forced to develop a self reliant mentality. For the past three months, I told myself she would be with me soon, yet a phone call once a week is the only thing we would receive from her. At age eleven, I was learning how to trust myself rather than, my own mother and every day, I still manage to keep a smile on my face until the night of her birthday.
Sitting in the nurse's office, I called my parents and they said they would be there as soon as possible, but camp but a little over an hour away. I ate probably five popsicles while sitting in the nurse’s office, but they didn’t taste as exceptional as they usually do since I was in pain. Originally, I was supposed to stay three more nights, but I guess my camp experience was over for that summer. Soon enough, my parents got there and we started our drive back home. My mom thought it was broken, but my dad swore it was just a sprained ankle that would heal in a week or two, so we waited until the next morning to go to the doctor to find
“I should be with you!” But my husband hadn’t gone on a vacation in five years; his every waking moment had been spent caring for me, taking care of my broken body, my needs, managing my illness. Because of that, I forced him to go on this trip. It took months of convincing, but he finally relented, and his sister had gone along with him.
Melinda in Speak suffers during her freshman year of high school, when she gets raped by a senior at her school. She is terrified of telling anyone and whishes it never happened, as seen in the book "Anything to get rid of this, these thoughts, whispers in my mind. Did he rape my head too?" (Anderson, 165). In The Odyssey Odysseus had been trapped on Calypso's island for years, and was forced to lay with Calypso, as seen in the reading, "Though he fought shy of her and her desire, he lay with her each night, for she compelled him."
The You I've Never Known “Two whole summers, one complete grade, well, that’s a record, and I’m praying I can finish my junior year here too” This quote from The You I’ve Never Known was said by ariel talking about living in one place for awhile. Ariel is a 16 year old girl who has never really had a home. She’s spent most of her life living in a car with her dad till they finally settled in one place.
A baby’s cry is an unmistakable sound to the ears of parents, but one morning, the Sweeney’s were not woken up by their baby, as they typically anticipated. Instead, they awoke, abnormally well rested, to find their three-month old daughter, Helena, lying in her crib cold and breathless. At the age of 11, I had been to several funerals, but I had never mourned the life of someone who had not lived. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome was hard to make sense of.
for the first two years I always complained “It's so boring” and stuff like “don't force me to go again” but I got my stubbornness from my parents, so I kept going. It took a long time for me to stop complaining and realize that nothing is really “girly”. It wasn't until my fourth year that i realized it was something i really enjoyed. the dance shoppe has weekly hour long classes, usually just practicing, learning new steps, and combos and stuff. Then once it hits christmas break, we start to learn our dance.
I woke up with my leg wrapped up all the way up to my thigh. While my mom and I waited a few more hours, we had some laughs until the doctor came and checked me out. Then we were on our way. We went home and mom helped me into the house.
I planned on having a stress free vacation with the person that I was attached to, but instead it turned into a journey filled with stress and chaos. I woke up with no plans to the sound of my girlfriend talking to her cousin on Friday. She came into the room I was sleeping in and smiled. I knew I was in for a surprise. She told me that she had something planned and we quickly left the two story single family home and hopped into a black matte
It’s pretty crazy how so much can change over a short span of time. People, places, relationships, perspectives. It’s been a year since I began college at Syracuse University and as I sit in my bedroom back home in Bombay and reflect on the past one year, I have a bag full of memories and experiences. Good and bad of course, because what would life be without a few bumps right? I definitely think that going to college was a significant milestone in my life because I’m an only child and the first person in my family getting an education abroad.
Due to her parents dying and having no other family members around, Maggie Mae was put in the foster system. She hopped from home to home, eventually landing at Mr. Simms house, which is point two. She was twelve years old when she lived at Mr. Simm’s house, which is 6 years before the book. He abused her, but she stayed and didn’t tell anyone since his wife cooked really good southern meals and she was hardly fed in other homes.
Celia had to maintain them and put them to bed every night. To start up she became a teacher, inspiring young children. Her parents Catalina and Simon made a big influence in her life even though her father didn’t give her full attention because she loved to sing. Second, at the start of Celia’s career she started off as a teacher but not literature
As we looked all over camp for her I started to think about nfty and how the program has brought us together. It was only my third event so I had only met this girl three times and I consider her my best friend. She was a person I talk to every day when I’m at home and even though she lives hours away we still are very involved in each other’s life. Nfty does that to people; most people at events don’t come for the decent food or, the hard as rock beds, or the little to nothing vanity space.
There were even times when I would wake myself up from a nap from my snoring. I was amazed how easily and real the Freshman 15 was. I was an athlete all throughout high school. I was on the volleyball, swim, track, and cross-country team. There was never a season that I was not participating in a school sport.
It been ten years since I have not seen Haiti. I miss the smell, the people, the ongoing language, the natural food and the atmosphere. This trip is very important because