In the story “Between the Pool and the Gardenias,” Marie finds a dead baby lying along the side of the road. She takes the baby in and cares for her as if she were her very own child. Experiencing many miscarriages herself and running away from her husband who had many affairs with different women, the dead baby provided this women a sense of foreclosure and stability. “I always wanted a child I could cuddle, teach to speak and feed,” Marie
They didn’t know what to do when they found out that she was pregnant; they were young, they didn’t have any money, they were scared, they didn’t want to tell anybody, they didn’t know what to do, and the only option that they could see was to terminate the pregnancy. So that’s what they decided to do… they went to a clinic, they had the procedure done, and at first they felt relieved that all their problems had gone away. But then something happened that they did not expect… and that’s over the next few weeks, which turned into a few months, they began to feel an intense sadness… and a pain and an agony and a guilt that wouldn’t go away. They didn’t know what to do, so they finally went to see a counselor; they said look — tell us what to do, we just don’t know, and the counselor made a suggestion. The counselor said here’s what you need to do — stop acting like you had a procedure, and act like you had a death in the family.”
She felt the baby move all the time and to think that she has to abort the baby was the most horrifying decision she had to make in her life. She kept telling the doctor that she won’t abort it, she hears the baby’s heart beat and she can’t kill her baby. Couple of weeks passed and she started feeling weaker and weaker. The doctor told her that there is no time they have to abort the baby because if they don’t her life is in jeopardy.
The moment she gave birth something sunk into her mind, that she could never fully comprehend until that moment. As she holds her child in her arms, taking extra precautions, so that her child doesn’t get hurt, she realizes that it is now her job to take care of her baby. That her biggest concern is no longer herself, but the child who was not in her arms yesterday. That yesterday’s problems are no longer of concern to her. That it is her job to provide and raise a human being.
She made God as his power source where she get strength and reasons not to give up because she and her husband are not in good terms. When her mother-in-law called and informed her about the autism program at UCLA, she jumped to the opportunity and got herself an appointment. Thankfully, she was able to get a service for Evan’s condition. Jenny is about to apply his son to a class session that one of the UCLA is offering. Unluckily, because there are no slots available as of that time she was directed to call the Regional Center instead.
She recognizes that her own mother regretted giving birth to her, “It saddened her to have given birth to such an item as myself,” (263). The unsettling implication that a woman has given birth to an object, rather than a living, breathing, human being, is made tragic upon realizing that the protagonist views this as fair judgement and in turn she not only accepts this truth as her own but she agrees with it, “I was a thing,” (265). The narrator’s sympathizing view of this cruel impression helps guide the reader in understanding how damaging this type of isolation is to the incapacitated. The isolation resulted in the protagonist genuinely believing that she has no place in society and instead of fighting against the majority she simply took their verisimilitude and made it her
Scott W. Williams is a famous mathematician who is much known for a few out there. He was born on April 22, 1943, in Staten Island, New York. He studies and is a professor at the University at Buffalo, SUNY. His education the school he attended was Morgan State University and Lehigh University. Scott W. Williams is an only grandchild, which his grandparents takes education series. His mother Beryl E. Williams was the first black women to graduate from the University of Maine in 1956. His father Roger K. Williams was one of the firsts black to earn Ph.D. in Psychology at Penn State University. Scott father also served in World War ll, where he was raised in Baltimore. His family was academically oriented but also interested in African American
The Rise of Daniel Hale Williams Daniel Hale Williams III was an extraordinary African American surgeon. Dr. Williams, the son of a barber, was a free African American born during the 1800s to Daniel Hale Williams II and Sarah Williams. Dr. Williams’ family was heavily impacted by the ongoing history at the time. Furthermore, Dr. Williams’ ancestors were slaves. Daniel’s ancestors on both sides were a mixture of European, Native American, and African American.
Sometimes we as human beings have so much going on in our life’s that we get so caught up with it. We do not realize that other people in our community or in our world there are many children that are getting abused or hurt by their families. An article called “Skagit County couple charged with death of adopted child” that was written by Natasha Ryan and Jake Whittenberg described the life of Hana Williams. Hana Williams was just 13 years old when she died. The girl was found dead in her backyard on May 12, naked and wrapped in a sheet. Hana also died of “hypothermia and part of that is having lost so much weight over the past month. She had been living with her adoptive parents since coming to America from Ethiopia in 2008. Hana was just
This shows what she had to endure to try to keep her baby healthy. It appeals to the loving protective side of the reader. It makes them think about what the baby must be going through beacuase of their economic situation. Rhetorical questions are used to directly engage the
By using this point of view to portray how helpless the main character, Lane Dean, feels, readers will learn that entering an early parenthood is not always a good option for those who are young and unprepared because many problems and questions will arise. In Lane’s scenario, he does not know if he wants to keep the baby at first. Yet, his problems evolve to doubts as he begins to question his goodness, his love for Sheri and his faith in God. Therefore, the important message that readers can receive from “Good People” is the standards of becoming “a good person” are unknown because everyone has distinct views on what is right or
Jason Williams was born on October 17, 1986 (currently 31 years old), in Rotterdam, Netherlands. His father, Thomas Williams, is an African American and a practicing Catholic from Brooklyn, New York, and worked as a school teacher. Jason Williams mother, Sandra Williams is a white Catholic from the Netherlands who worked as an English teacher and florist. He is their only child. Jason Williams parents divorced when he was five years old. After the divorce, he and his mother remained in Rotterdam, Netherlands while his father chose to return to Brooklyn, New York in order to find a way to supplement himself financially. As a child, he witnessed his father 's arrest while visiting him in Brooklyn. His father later wrote a book, detailing the events that had occurred following his departure from Jason’s early life. Jason was raised in the city 's working-class west end, until the sixth grade.
Theresa Williams is my great grandmother the mother of my grandma Terri Williams and her two other sisters and brothers. Grandma Theresa was born in 1936 on July Thirty-first in Cleveland,Ohio. She spent most of her childhood in the Kinsman and Harvard area. Her parents are Elazora and John McMillan and Theresa had a total of eight siblings plus her makes nine children. Theresa is the fourth oldest of her siblings and the third of the girls.