I never thought that I would be the teenager in high school who had to grow up a lot faster than the rest of my friends and fellow classmates. I had many dreams and goals I wanted to accomplish while being a teenager, but when I found out that I was expecting a baby my junior year in high school my dreams and goals were put on pause. I graduated high school my junior year. It was exactly one month before I had my wonderful son. My son Kaleb was born May 24 2008, and from that moment on I wanted to give him everything he deserves.
The way he didn’t give up when he did not have to positive encouragement from his community is another reason why this piece stood out to me. It told me that even though that everyone will not be on the same page as you but you should not give up because you are making it count to not only you but someone else that may look up to you. Like when he goes to tell wife Michelle that he wants to quit she tells him that this project will be the most important thing they will ever do. She says that she understands that it will be hard and there will be a lot of sacrifices but she is willing to find out together. By his wife standing by his side willing to change all her ways made me believe that there is always someone there with you even if you don’t know
By what she is writing, she is not making excuses for the absent father, just the reasoning behind why he doesn’t or cannot pay. She is pointing out also that just because the father doesn’t pay child support that he is still in his children’s lives because he does truly care about them. analysis The author Rebecca Blank, is saying this in a manner of concern. She truly shows her feelings on this matter by the research that she has clearly
If we live our lives without faith they would be extremely lonely and unfulfilling, aspects of faith are all around us. We can specifically use it in our present mindsets, love and future. In order to be confident in the decisions you make you would have to know all the possible out comes of a situation and have everything perfect. The problem is we are not all knowing nor anywhere near perfect, but through faith we can trust those around us to help when mistakes are made. In keeping a faithfully open mindset relationships are built, you may even feel love.
UNIT 4 ASSIGNMENT Rianne S While reading the article by Richard W. Halstead it was clear that he learned something for Steve that he didn’t expect to happen. The counselor has learned that instead of focusing on the negative it’s better to focus on the positive. During the journey the counselor felt lost as he was trying so hard to figure out how to help Steven. He has learned that he can’t choose someone’s destination or try to make someone’s journey easier, they will do that on their own. He learned that even though the longer path is harder it is the path God wanted.
My own view is that Rodriguez did love his parents, just did not know how to deal with the two different worlds of family and schooling. Maybe if Rodriguez’s parents or his teachers could have been better at communicating with him; helping him talk about his feelings, he could of avoided the struggles he dealt with and had the family connection he came to find missing. Throughout the essay it’s clear that Rodriguez’s parent’s tried to be supportive and 2 loving. Rodriguez himself stated that his mother and father always encouraged him, they were at every graduation. (pg.563) His parent’s did not interfere with his obsessive reading and studying.
I did not want my son to think that I just gave him away because I did not love him or want him. I know I would never have a peace of mind if I went this route. I looked through adoption profiles of couples who were hoping to adopt. All their stories broke my heart and made me wish I had a baby for each of them. I then realized once more how incredibly lucky I was to be able to have a baby and the chance to love, care, and nurture him.
When growing up, we did not speak in a negative way regarding other cultures. So, when things were directed towards me regarding my interracial relationship, it hurt me deeply to think my family did not approve. I was also told by my parents that I would be disowned if I continued to date a white man and would be cut out of their lives. My sisters did not understand why I preferred to date a white man and thought I must be depressed. My sisters also thought I needed counseling and needed to meet men of my race.
Entering college can be one of the scariest, yet liberating experiences of a young adult’s life. It’s a time to branch out and grow as a person and really figure who one would like to become. The largest and most substantial moment in my life so far has been starting college. This is because college is a mature environment where a student has not only many freedoms and responsibilities but a chance to learn, socialize, and get active in the university community. The first year of college forms students into well-rounded individuals.
Choosing the family option, I felt that going to college was something I had passed up for my children, but now that my children are grown I am starting college, which I would have never believed this when I was in high school. Today, it is not so uncommon for people to return to school after twenty-five, some even wait until their sixties to undertake going to college. Between the years of 1999 and 2000, the National Center of Education Statistics states that 40 percent of all students were over 25, and most were attending part-time and had dependents(NCES). With that in mind it is interesting to observe that the non-traditional students are more likely to perform higher academically , even with the added responsibility, than there traditional counterparts(Carlan, 2001). One of the challenges faced by the mature student is financing their education; this is probably one of the biggest considerations to be made.