Lucy’s mother was a somewhat blurred figure who seemed to disappear by the middle of the book and portrayed her father as a particularly vague individual. However, the day-to-day trappings of illness force her to rely on her mother, whose relationship is one of the most disturbed, and moving. Early on she comments that when she was a child she didn't understand that her mother's anger was caused by depression, but she never elaborates on this observation. Her mother compares being brave with being good, and says: "At a time when everything in my family was unpredictable and dysfunctional… here I had been supplied with a formula of behavior for gaining acceptance and, I believed, love. All I had to do was perform heroically and I could personally save my entire family.” Her words to Lucy to be brave, not to cry and not to give in to suffering and pain, only added to Lucy's burdens.
Many times, parental issues lead to children pulling away or rebelling, but Cheryl never did. She was so grateful to have the family that she did have and appreciated all that her mother did for her and her siblings. I believe that is a key reason as to why her mother’s death was so hard on her. Of course, anyone who loses a parent would be devastated, but losing the only parent you have, the only one who has ever done anything for you, that makes things ten times worse. Cheryl’s mother was the glue, the mold that held what family she had left together.
is close with her immediate family and relies on them for support. However, both her daughter and her husband are also living with chronic medicals condition making the family dynamic complex. Her daughter is a thirty-year-old medical doctor who also, like her mother, suffers from rheumatoid arthritis. Although her daughter is a support system for C.G., she tries to avoid talking to her about her illness as well as her husband’s because she does not want to put more stress and pressure on her than she already has. C.G’s spouse of thirty-one years was diagnosed with leukemia three years ago.
Not only did she loose much of her childhood by spending months at a time in a hospital, her cancer affected her development as well. Many of her hormones were affected; as a result, her face and body didn’t develop normally. Although family and friends told h... ... middle of paper ... ...y Hills Cosmetic Surgery, Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon, Breast Augmentation, Facelift. 2006. Web.
My older brother Jackson once called her reckless, and I wasn’t quite sure what that meant and when I asked he told me it was like when she got in that car with that man one morning instead of taking the school bus like she was supposed to. On Thursday when she came to watch me, we sat on the couch and watched reality television. I didn’t understand why because she once told me she hated reality television because it was just fake people acting stupid and attempting to make it look real, then she told me to never act fake because I deserved to be myself and I agreed because I didn’t know what else to say even though I wasn’t very sure what she meant. I saw one of the girls on the show leave her house through her window in the middle of the night and I remembered a few times when I had seen Savannah do it too. The last time was back a few weeks, I saw her from my window.
Taylor's fears 		In the Story, The Bean Trees, by Barbara Kingslover we see a character named Taylor overcome several fears that she has. Taylor Greer, a woman who once saw a man being thrown several feet up into the air shortly after his tractor tire blew up, never did really like tires. She always seemed to think that the same thing might happen to her if she ever did something like, overfilling it too much with air. Her mom, who was fairly normal, decided to test Taylor's tire-changing-skills shortly after she bought her ‘55 Volkswagen. She knew what to do in a case of emergency but she was afraid to do it.
If I wasn’t sick or bored, I was waiting painfully in the backseat for the next exit ramp so my mom could turn off the road for a bathroom break. My mom would have to bribe me with candy or some other special treat just to get me in a car everyday. Some six year olds were afraid of monsters and doctor’s visits; I was afraid of the car. About ten years later something happened, a change. When I finally got my driver’s license at age sixteen, I was no longer afraid of the once dreaded car ride.
Then, Leah and I realized that we would have to ride together because there were not enough quads for everyone... ... middle of paper ... ... still had a mini trailer attached to it. After about fifteen minutes, he found us. Screaming in pain we got into the back of the trailer and we were forced to endure the long bumpy ride to our parents who were waiting to take us to the ER. Once we finally hit the road we were again forced to move. We painfully got into the car and went to the ER.
He tolerated my ugliness with grace for the most part. I would be quick t... ... middle of paper ... ...ns can ruin lives. My cousin was a sophomore in high school when she found out she was pregnant. The father did not want anything to do with the baby and encouraged her to have an abortion. Her mother did not want anything to do with the shame of having a daughter pregnant out of wedlock and in high-school.
That is what moms are for; to help their adolescent children get through their overdramatic thoughts. My mom has been through a lot in her life, including not having a great mother. Her own mom was controlling and obsessive, and the fact that my mom is as cool as she is now is amazing. Suzanne, my mom, certainly became the opposite of her mom, and I am thankful for that. If I had a controlling mother I bet I would not be as good of a kid that I am now.