After a few weeks of trying to suppress this feeling of emptiness I had gained from not going to church, I decided that it was unavoidable; I still wanted to be a part of the church, despite the fact that my family did not. The thought of being different from the rest of my family scared me, but eventually, I gathered enough courage to ask my parents to take me to church again. At first, they snickered like hyenas and teased me, but once they saw the stern look on my face, their howling ceased and they agreed. Choosing to continue going to church despite being the only one in my family has marked my transition from childhood to adulthood.
My grandmother raised me since I was little, she is more like a mother to me. I was born in Odessa, Tx on February 9, 1993. I started elementary school at Noel, then I went to Crockett Jr High School. After that I graduated Odessa High School. While I was in high school I learned a lot of new things that I didn 't know I knew about.
So, because of her actions towards me I no longer am comfortable talking about religion or religious things. I believe a God exists but I don 't believe in religion because I affiliate religion fully with church. To me, God can be separate from church because of the fact that I believe one doesn 't have to go to a church to have
Amy and I now have thirteen children and many more that call us Mom and Dad. We have been Therapeutic Foster Parents for many years now, and we try to stay in touch with every child that has been a part of our family and wants us to be a part of their lives. My oldest daughter, now twenty-six, is married, has an MBA and is working on her CPA. I had the world 's greatest pleasure of walking her down the aisle to marry her husband. I can still remember her long, blond hair blowing in the breeze, as she and her best friend were walking around our neighborhood as young girls.
I just don’t want them to change the way they look at me. Living in A house of six, knowing you are different from everyone else at a young age can really effect you, but as I got older I accept that even with me having a different father from all my other sisters that does not have to play a part in my life. No matter how sad I may get I know God will always be there for me. I never liked the fact my mother kept the situation about my father from me, but I guess it was a way of protection. I can say my mother and father created a beautiful child, and yes I may not be able to see my dad or know what he’s like as a person for myself.
My family has very weird relations. My mom and dad meet in Rapid, SD and before I was born my mom was married to someone else and had a son named Logan baker, they got divorced and I really never met Logan’s dad. He lived in Murdo and was born there also.
In the memoir The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls, the main character Jeannette goes through a collision of culture by the way her parents disagree about their religious beliefs. The difference between the two parents are shown when Jeannette says “Church was particularly excruciating when Dad came along. Dad had been raised a Baptist, but he didn’t like religion and didn’t believe in God. He believed in science and reason, he said, not superstition and voodoo. But Mom had refused to have children unless Dad agreed to raise them as Catholics and to attend church himself on holy days of obligation”.
2. I was raised with 1 older sister, Jenny, during ages 1-8 in my life. During this time I was living in San Antonio, Texas. I have 1 cat, Bandit, and 1 dog, Honey. I used to have 2 other cats, Oreo, and Macy, but they died.
I often view my other identities through this lens. My exinitic comes with a whole cultutre—a culture that is different from the culture that I see when I step out of my house. One of the hardest identities which I have come to develop is my religious beliefs. Although my mom never really told my brother and me what to believe, I did know that she was a devoted Catholic.
Every day, my grandmother would wake me up at 6:45 AM so that I could get ready for school. Then, I would take a warm shower, eat eggs and bread for breakfast, and take the bus to school. My schedule for semester 2 consisted of Math, Biology, Physics and 3D Modeling. I originally had English but enrolled it in ADLC to lighten the weight of my coursework.
I was born September 26, 1998 in Syracuse New York. My parents are Jacqueline Render and Robert Butler. I have 2 siblings, both of which are younger, named Julius Render-Butler and Careena Render-Butler. I am 5'7" and weigh 150 pounds. My family is a combination of African-American, Dominican, and Native American.
I was born March 17th, 2003. I remember going to daycare as a child. I first went to a catholic church for day care, then went to Michelle’s Daycare. I have a lot of memories from there. In the summer we used to go to Ranison’s to get ice cream and candy.