During her tough journey through life, Cheryl has truly found herself and becomes the person she knows her mother raised. Cheryl’s journey in life started with struggles at a very young age. From the time she was very young, her parents had a very violent relationship that resulted in her father leaving. In many cases this would be acknowledged as a good thing, and I’m not disagreeing, but that hardship of losing your own father is also a tragedy to deal with. Many times, parental issues lead to children pulling away or rebelling, but Cheryl never did.
While living with my mom, I was deprived of the attention that a seven-year-old needs. She made questionable life choices that have left us with an estranged relationship. We lived with my grandparents at the time, so I became close with my grandmother. She quickly became the motherly figure in my life. When we moved out of my grandparents’ house, I still spent every weekend with her.
Her father was abusive to both his wife and Patricia, so in the best interest of protecting her child, Patti (Patricia’s Mom) left her husband, and filed for a divorce. After the parents divorced, Patricia’s parents went to court, and both tried to fight for custody of their daughter. In the end, it was up to Patti, who was only in the 1st grade, to decide who she wanted to live with. Being torn apart she made the decision to go with her mom, but later regretted it. Her mother had many relationships, but went through the same process as her last marriage.
For her entire life, as a stay at home mom, she sacrificed everything for us and our family, losing friendships due to the time she had to spend with us, taking on gruesome jobs, and most of all, sacrificing her time. Day in and day out she's spent 24/7 using the time she will never get back to raise us the best she could. This time is something that is irreparable, but my Mom's values were what gave her the capacity to make this immense self-sacrifice. In contrast to what Julia did, my Mom chose to pursue her family and that child-to-mother connection over what would be seen by the commoner as her "greater purpose" and meaning in life. To Julia it was the fight against Nazism, to my Mom it would have been her passion for music.
She said she never really wanted any kids, because she had nieces, nephews and also worked at a children’s hospital and took care of “her” kids there. The hardest part of her adulthood was to watch her mother die 23 years ago. C.B. felt like there was nothing she could do to help or prevent her mothers death. Another rough time in C.B.
The toughest part was that because of her age she was not permitted to go to the funeral so she was never able to let go and say goodbye. She never fully recovered and later in life became convinced that the majority of her pain was caused by losing her father. A. Alvarez, a friend and critic, stated years later “The death of her father, whom she loved, who abandoned her, and who dragged her after him into death.” (Kehoe 1) She tried to pick the pieces up and move on. She moved on to become a good student. In all her years of s... ... middle of paper ... ...ghter put up a fuss.
Her father, didn’t have enough love in his heart to hold on to his daughter, she was casted out of the house by her estranged father; in addition, to being neglected Hurston, dealt with the periodic moving, against society expectations Hurston survived her harsh childhood. At the age of thirteen, Zora Neal Hurston’s life came to a halt. The woman who she would look to for understanding, support, protection and encouragement, her mother, died. From that point she had no direction in her life. She started writing just to keep herself from emotional and physical loneness.
In The Color Purple, written by Alice Walker, Celie's life was falling apart. Due to her step-father's actions, she became pregnant and then quickly had her children whisked away from her. She was sent away to marry a man she didn't know, and experienced more hardships than many could even attempt to fathom. Thankfully, she had her dear sister, Nettie, to think of and lean on both mentally and emotionally even when she wasn't able to be with her physically. In the beginning, the girl's mother was very sick.
My fear of failure started from a child and it continued through my adulthood. Not trying to get too deep in my past but I want this none in order to let you know where I am in my future. as a child I lost my mother at a young age and I was raised by my father. my grandmother notice that he was not doing a good job with me and my siblings. so years later she took Me and my siblings from my father and did the best job she could by trying to raise us as competent adults.
Meanwhile her mother worked to changed her life around, but even years after she sobered up, she could not get custody back. Nevertheless her mom never stopped fighting. She was then moved to another foster home with her brother and sister. The home consisted of a seemingly kind man and woman who lived in a very large house. They had tons of toys for children and seemed like the perfect foster home.