Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board is a memoir written by Bethany Hamilton, with Sheryl Berk and Rick Bundschuh, about Bethany finding faith after loosing an arm from a shark attack. Bethany is a 13-year-old professional surfer who lives in Hawaii. She says when talking about her start of surfing, “By the time I was seven years old I was able to surf and catch waves without my parents’ help.” (pg. 40) This shows how she starts surfing at a young age. Bethany is close with her family and has a strong faith towards God which only increases after the attack.
The time I took a memorial trip to Branson Jackie Chan once tweeted Family isn’t whose blood you carry It’s who you love and who loves you back. I want to tell you about the time I took a trip to Branson that I will never forget. Some of you probably took an amazing trip you remember. Well I am going to share with you how I met my adopted grandparents, the Christmas days leading up to the trip, and what we did while we were there. This started out as a normal day at school but I suddenly felt sick during the middle of the school day, so I went to the nurse and I had a fever plus lunch didn’t agree with me.
He chased our canter all the way out of his village and I waved and cried until he was out of sight. I never knew his name but his face is ever burned in my heart. I had been living selfishly, constantly consumed with myself. Hypocrisy was common to me, because I lived it every day, but that day changed my
That lady never imagine that lie would have ever come out. She will always regret that for the rest of her life. Like in Ericsson article when the Vietnam told one of his men’s family that he was missing knowing he was died but thought they would be better off financially that way but instead it brought the family more grief. “Yet for twenty years this family kept theirs hopes alive, unable to move on to a new life.”(Ericsson Pg.316) See that a white lie most of the time destroys people. Evidently the white lie is the most dangerous one.
We crossed from Idaho over Lolo Pass into Montana Territory, traveling southeast, dipping into Yellowstone National Park and then back north into Montana, roughly 1,170 miles (1,880 km) we traveled by this time my feet were in great pain, but luckily my mother brought my moccasins I sat down and rub the dirt from my feet and slipped the moccasins on. My mother helped me up and my feet slowly stopped throbbing with pain. We walked till night. When we finally stop for a rest we were all knocked out within the first 10 min except me, I couldn't stop thinking, well this war ever end, I felt a tear fall down my face thinking of all my friends and family the white people killed that night I cried myself to sleep as I slept bad thoughts filled my
Months and months go past schools finally over and Monnie is looking like the man of his city. A Lot of hate is getting thrown his way and he feels he should leave before he mess his career up. He tells his family their moving to Cali and it's a little fuss with his son but he feels they can get past that. After a few days they’re all packed up and ready to go leaving all the memories and struggle in the home as they begin their road to success. It's been a good couple days and their finally at their new home 4 bedrooms 3 bathrooms and much more.
Finding My Mermaid Magic It was a hot and sunny Friday afternoon in Aruba. There was a Surf for Breast Cancer event going on at the beach and I was asked to surf in it because i’m one of the top surfers in my division. The competition started at 3:30 so I got there early to clean my board and practice with my bestfriends, Venus and Malani. Venus was a short redhead with green eyes and she loved to take pictures on the beach and post them while Malani was more on the shy side. Malani was average sized with golden skin, curly dark brown hair, and loved animals.
Loung whispers, “’I miss you so much, Pa.’ ‘It is so hard to live without you. I am so sick of missing you’” (Ung 121). This quote can relate to the theme because she did not know that Pa would be killed and is realizing how hard life is without him. She understands not to take family for granted because living under the Khmer Rouge, she would never know when a family member would be
And yet, each would wither in my arms the very night of their birth. I have spoke nothin', but my heart has clamored intimations. And now, this year, my Ruth, my only—,” So Mrs. Putnam understands grief but the people around her started saying things like since god wont bless goody Putnam with a good amount of children she is going to hell. This is completely wrong in today’s world but back in those times it was reason to them. That time it was a regular thing.
It was at this time that I noticed family is all that I needed and truthfully speaking all I had. All the times I would angrily talk back to my parents and blame them for the life we live they would consistently respond with “you’ll thank us both one day”. I didn 't notice it at the time but they were right. My eyes were finally opened shortly after and I was able to see the purpose in my parents actions. I started to recall all the evenings we would as a family drive downtown and pass out containers of meals to the homeless, the hour long weekend drives to a heavily populated hispanic city of Eustis to assist the less fortunate for five consecutive years and the nights my mom stayed up until my father arrived from work.
I was heartbroken and she was too. We talk every day to every two days, but yet it was still horrible. Even though my grandparents tried to keep me happy and busy, I still missed her horribly! Then the day finally arrived It was the first day of spring break and we rolled out of Wabash In, to Panama City Beach,FL, my grandma Tina, my cousin Chloe ,and myself were on our way to see my mom that my family and myself haven’t seen in 2 months.We had more than words can explain crammed into our 2003 silver Sunfire and if you haven 't ever saw one it is tiny.We had things like a microwave a toaster and a vacuum and many other unusual things you would take to a spring break vacation. After A crammed ride of 12 in a half hours we finally arrived.
“This says you got 98 out of 200,” his mom quietly said. You could tell it killed her to tell him. “So I failed, and can’t get into a college?” he said fighting back his tears. He looked up to try to stop the tears from flowing, but it didn’t work. He was a wreck his mom was to saddened to see him like this.