That night was followed by many tears and yelling. I felt like I was an embarrassment and the black sheep of the family. My mother felt guilty like it was her fault this happened because she wouldn’t get me on birth control. My daughter coming into my life started as a nightmare that was never ending and became a gift through living through my parents’ reaction, surviving high school and thriving in college. My parents’ reaction might have been like any other parents’ reaction would be, but I think their reaction was worse.
My step-mom eventually went crazy, which led to my dad getting a divorce. If I had gone to live with my dad, I would have been sucked up in that gigantic mess. My mom and dad get along now. It is a rare occurrence when they are both not at one of my sporting events, both cheering me on together. It is hard to imagine how different my life would have been, if I had told the judge I wanted to live with my dad.
Jalil regretted giving Mariam away when she was fifteen after she had just lost her mother. At the time he felt like it was the only thing he could do in order to protect himself from a public shunning. When Mariam sees Jalil’s true colors she feels betrayed, angered and hurt for not accepting her as his own. Mariam had idolized him but after her arranged marriage with Rasheed she was so beyond hurt that she never forgave him for the way she treated her. Jalil showed up at Mariam’s house years after to try and apologize for everything that he had done but she treated him the way he had treated her years back and refused to see him.
At first, they were always scared to let me go out with friends, or have sleepovers, or even let me play sports because they didn’t want anything to happen. This also made it harder for me because as a sixth grader, I was a typical girl who wanted to have sleepovers on the weekends or go to my friends birthday parties, but it wasn’t as easy to get a “yes, you can go” from my parents. The hardest moment I think for me was when I told my family that I didn’t want to stay home for college and that I wanted to go away. Even after almost 7 years of having diabetes, my family still feels the need to have to worry about me which also made my dads decision of me living over seas, very
When he got deported the first time I had to grow up and basically become a second mother to my siblings. Not only was my best friend taken away from me, but I also knew the responsibility that was about to be put on my shoulders because of this. Now, I really can’t enjoy my college years the way I wish I could have. My mother completely lost it when she heard the news about my dad. She had just overcome the fright of my sister’s diagnosis and now she had a whole different situation to stress over.
This man blindsided her. He kicked us out of the house and had his new, young girlfriend move in. Her love story may have had a terrible ending, but her life story is just now starting. La Rochefoucauld said, “When we are in love, we often doubt what we most believe.” My mom was blindly in love with a man who was not good for her. She doubted all of their fights and arguments.
Maya was not allowed to see her mother very often and it is horrible that this had to happen at one of the only times she should have been so happy and enjoying herself. Maya lived very far away from her mother and usually was at her grandmother’s. These visits were few and far between to say the least. Shortly after this, Maya’s uncle killed the man who raped her in order to get revenge on him for what he had done. His actions, although meant to be good and for the better, messed things up even more.
The WBB - Dominic’s Perspective I am going to start from the very beginning, it was back in elementary school so it’s a little fuzzy. But in this time, I met some of the most influential people in my life, Carlos and Simon. Fast forward about two years into 7th grade. I ended up losing connection with Carlos but Simon and I stayed as buddies. Since I came to school a week late, I didn’t really have any friends in my classes so I had to improvise.
The greatest challenge I faced was depression during my junior year of high school. Little did I know that my life will become a roller coaster, and if I did not hold on tight enough I will fall. I was just starting college classes at the University of Minnesota even though I was just a high school student. I remembered the anxiety and excitement of this turning point in my life, but that was not the only change. A month before school starts my dad left and my mom was only seven months pregnant.
For example, Patricia McCracken, who grew up at a year-round school in Virginia says she found the two-week breaks, which occurred every six weeks at her school, to be disruptive. "It was really hard to get involved in the work because as soon as you geared up, you had to gear back down again." ("The Pros and Cons of Year-Round Schools") Although some people think year-round schooling is a way to make up for lost school days. Such as: snow days, hurricane watches, and teacher strikes. It may sound like a fine and dandy idea but very few studies have came back to be an efficient way for students to learn.