When my parents decided to get a divorce, I was left with my mom. My father moved to Norwalk, Iowa, which was about an hour and forty-five minutes from me. I visited him very rarely, and I came to the belief that he didn’t want anything to do with me. While now I know this isn’t true, as a child I couldn’t fully understand that my father couldn’t control how often he saw me because of his work schedule. While living with my mom, I was deprived of the attention that a seven-year-old needs.
To start off I was born in CA Redding into a rundown town house but I didn't stay there long. My grandma came to remove me from this situation at nine months old when my mother had a mental break down & my dad was trying to take my brothers and me away from her. I remained with my grandma in a hotel room for a while. Though I don't remember these incidents I believe it was a message from God to let me know I was starting off a very bumpy ride. Since then I have only moved twice.
I, Maria, stayed with my grandmother. We lived with them for about a year. That year was the hardest because our lives had changed in just a snap of a finger. My grandmother wasn 't the nicest person to me, I was hit and sometimes I wasn 't fed. Luckily my sisters had better luck.
“Dad and I have decided to live separately for a while” mum said. I really didn't know what to say after that, I just sat their feeling numb, it was almost like their were no words left to say and every emotion had left my body. The next couple of days I really didn’t do or think about much, I didn’t feel like myse... ... middle of paper ... ... pa moved in to so that they could help out with us. I always felt like I had to grow up fast so that I could be their to help out with my little brother and be their for mum the best way I knew how. Life will take you through many challenges like, living in two separate homes will never be easy and is something that you may never get used to but not for a second do a regret the things that have happened in my life, because I would never have had the wisdom and be the person that I am today.
I used to talk to everyone in my class, so you can say that all of them were my friends - Still, I didn 't have someone whom I could call my "BFF" or "best friend". My classmates used to live far away from my home so I rarely got a chance to interact with them outside the school. Back then, we didn 't have Internet or WhatsApp and all. Even phone calls used to be really expensive! Everyday, after coming back from school, I felt really lonely and bored because I had no one to play with.
My first-hand experience, in addition to the research I have done, is the reason I have recently changed positions in this matter. Unfortunately, over the past year my family has experienced some unfortunate events. I never anticipated or prepared to become unemployed, as I have worked since the age of sixteen. Since my unemployment ended, I have only been able to obtain a part time job, and as a result, my husband has had to take on all of the financial responsibilities. Thereafter, my husband's insurance became unaffordable, and my family was soon without coverage for what seemed too ...
My childhood was far from perfect. At one point in time it was everything I could ask for. But after a while everything went down the drain. I was moved from house to house I even had to go to the shelter with my mommy. For a child I experienced a lot.
1. Initially Reyna Grande and her siblings Carlos and Mago were left behind while their parents immigrated to the United States to work. During that time Grande faced many struggles among the most prevalent were her feelings of abandonment, the neglect she and her siblings faced at the hands of their paternal grandmother, and the ostracization due to their circumstance. Reyna and her siblings were left behind when she was a baby by her father, as a result Reyna had no concrete recollection of him during hi absence. Two years after her father left her mother left to help him in America when Reyna was four years old.
Her thoughts were disjointed and she would go off on tangents making it difficult to understand what her initial needs were. She... ... middle of paper ... ...as to who stayed at the house, for the sake of safety. Because of this dynamic, she is not always sure if Patty is reliable or trustworthy and she feels that she often has to “walk on eggshells” around her. The only therapy she has ever had was around the time of her father’s death and she felt it was time to address the incest. She saw the therapist for several years when the therapist accepted Will as a client.
She lived with her grandmother and grandfather for two years, until her grandmother realized that she wasn’t physically and mentally able to handle a girl at such a young age. She then moved to Worcester, Massachusetts to live with her aunt and her cousin (Thinkquest, 5). The thought of her brothers still being in her former home environment in Maine hurt her. She tried to think of a way to get at least one of her brothers, the sickly one, to come and be with her. She knew that her extended family was financially able to take in another child, and if she showed responsibility, there would be no problem (Wilson, 40).