After giving birth, she left the baby in a telephone box, where it was found and brought to the hospital, just a short while after. Julie decided to go home after giving birth to the baby. She covered up the fact, which she had blood all over her, and was in pain when going home to her parents. Her parents were very tearful when Julie returned home, they were afraid to ask her questions about her disappearance
Julie Gregory said it was usually after her “mom slipped the little white pill under” her tongue that her migraines got worse (Gregory, 32). Sandy, Julie’s mother, would lie in order for the doctors to continue investigating a condition that did not exist. She would exaggerate the truth by saying Julie had a sore throat every day when it actually was only for a day (Gregory, 30). Not only does her mother lie at the doctor’s office but also, at home. One day, Julie’s mother had lied to her father saying Julie had called him bad words and had thrown his new tool in the pond (Gregory, 72).
Great aunt Molly said to her sister she could not call an ambulance until she finished cleaning the floors. She never got to finish cleaning the floors because she died. I found out multiple pieces of information about the disorder my great aunt had. One thing I stumbled upon was that children can suffer from this disorder as well as adults. I was very surprised to find how many children have the obsessive compulsive disorder.
No one wanted to face the fact the she had to go through this. As my sister and I told my grandma, “good luck” and reassured her everything would be okay, we all new how dangerous this surgery was. My grandmother was operated on in Roswell Park Cancer Institute, the doctor said she would be fine, but as time went on we found out that she wasn’t going to be fine. The day of the surgery, I came home from school to hear that something had happened during surgery. The doctor told my family that my grandmother had become septic which forced a second surgery and a move to the intensive care unit (ICU) for three weeks, where she had to be put on life support.
Why did you hit your sister?” I later went inside and mom continued to ask why I hit my sister. I had told her that I would never do such a thing, and that she got hurt herself. My mom still did not believe me because my little “young and innocent sister” continued to lie to her. One of my friends in my third period also had a similar experience to mine. Her and her younger siblings were playing hide and seek inside when one of her siblings had broken something.
This is the first interaction where “God” is mentioned, along with a sense of guilt that the grandmother puts upon Mina, after Mina had put guilt onto the grandmother for washing the sleeves. Mina comes back home only fifteen minutes later, crying. The grandmother is blamed once again for Mina’s actions. Mina reacts to her grandmothers questions of the tears by saying “ You m... ... middle of paper ... ...r left the house in the first place, that someone must have disappointed her on the way to church. The grandmother also points out that Mina went to the bathroom twice that morning, and that she notices that once she turns off the light at night, Mina turns on her flashlight, to write letters.
When Hannah started kindergarten, some strange things started happening with the hole in her neck. One day she had some gooey, slimy clear looking fluid running down her neck. Mom thought she just got something on herself, but as mom checked this she realized it came from the hole. This horrified my mom ,so she made an appointment and took Hannah to the doctor. Again she got the same prognosis that it was nothing to worry about and would go away.
This experience has taught me exactly that. I may have gone on a journey of different emotions during the pregnancy but I love having a little sister now and would never turn the clock back. Having a little sister has changed my life in many ways. Although my daily routine varies significantly, there is also a whole new chapter to my life which wasn’t there before. Looking back, I’m grateful I had a little sister at this stage in my life because I am mature enough to understand attending babies’ needs must come before yours.
My brother’s grandmother—my mom mom—stayed with us, cooked, cleaned, and helped with funeral arrangements. Freud believed that the proper way of grieving is to withdraw energy away from the loss and focus it on another object (Goldsworthy, 2005). After the funeral, so many people came over to the house to keep the family company and cheerful. We came together as a family. My grandmother was diagnosed with COPD, before she passed, and her continuous trips back and forth to the hospital, brought bed bugs to the home, which resulted in us throwing away our couches.
The abandonment of a mother leads to negative psychological effects. This is detrimental to a child’s development because they grow up with a void that cannot be replaced by just anyone and will never be able to experience the things that Sandra Maria Esteves talks about in her poem. In Sandra Maria Esteves poem “Give Thanks”, she says “Give thanks for the mamas who never let you go / even when you belonged to someone else / but adopted you as their own”. This is about mothers who let their children go, and giving thanks to the mothers who take them in as their own. However, the mother that does adopt them will never be able to replace the feeling of abandonment the child has.