(When Jordan was in 7th grade, he was given an assignment to write to a family member. He and Grandma exchanged letters over the next few months – these will be transcribed and marked as “Jordan and Lola Letters” for the blog. Here is the 3rd letter in the series.)
Hey! How are things going at home? This letter is about the challenges I face towards the future. Some of these challenges will definitely change my future.
Some of the personal challenges I faced when I was younger was when my mother pasted away. That horrific moment changed my life. I have never cried so hard in my life. My mom dying made me realize life is too short to live afraid or hold back. I am determined to well in life for my mom. I know there is no way to fix this challenge or bring my mom back, but to absolutely try my hardest and succeed in life I hope will make my mom proud.
What challenges did you face when you were my age? How did they change your perspective on life. Did these challenges change your future? What sacrifices did you make to fix these problems. After these challenges did you change as a person, if so, how?
Please try and respond as soon as possible. I am really glad we are getting to know each other. This is the first time we really got to talk. I can’t wait to see you, aunty Gloria, uncle Louie, Peyton, Kylee, Jason, and Rachel in Concord soon! I love you and miss you so much!
May 8, 2007
I’m very very glad of my life, God take care of me, so all my family take care of me. All of my family loves me, + I loves them very much. I too was so much in cried, when your Mom passed away. But let us bear in our life, Every humane will live life, but everybody has a call by God, so take it easy of your Mom passed away. Each people has a call, so your Mom get her call early.
Monday 7:00 a.m. – wake up 7:00 a.m. dress up go to B.A. Jen drive me to cash $200.00 – spend here in the house when Gloria are not home, they in the Philippines, back home 10:00 a.m. watch TV, eat bread, hot tea for breakfast – take morning medicine – 11:00 p.m. take a nap, up 12:00 p.m, 12:00 eat lunch with Gloria she left to work, I go back to Reed 12:3o p.m. up wash dishes, 11:00 p.m. take a nap, 12:00 p.m. up 1:00 p.m. I eat biko good. Peyton arrived with his girl friend. Gloria come home for dinner. I put medicine to plastic container 2 I watch TV Kylee, Peyton + his friend pick by Rachel going home, – continue –
6:00 p.m. I eat dinner, rice, spam, vege, water for drink I eat little bico for desert, watch TV 8:00 p.m. go to bed + sleep.
(Concord) Sunday, wake up 8:30 wash face brush teeth, eat breakfast, watch TV. TV I’ll go with Rachel + Tylee to Tessie’s house. birthday of Maddy, daughter Tressy Feb 28, 2005. I steel have my coughing, Please this God finish my coughing, to walk good + no pain. We fly to L.A. 10:30 take a nap, up 2:25, watch TV 1:00 p.m. go back to room + lay down. 4:00 p.m. Gloria gave me paspass – 12:00 p.m. lunch – chicken dinner, watch TV Jen go to work. 5:00 p.m. wake outside 5:00 p.m. Louie + Gloria arrived home. 8:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. I – take night medicine – eat dinner, fried rice, jam seven up to drink, watch TV 8:00 p.m. go to bed sleep.
Wake up 7:15 a.m. wash my face, comb hair, eat breakfast, take pills exercise, make checks for Mar. 1992 12:00 a.m. eat lunch, take a nap, begin crocheting Baby Blankets for Norlyn + Rachel for their babies born June 1992, 5:00 p.m. cook rice + Gloria cook for dinner, Dave + Mary + Carrol will be here + watch Jeniffer choir with Sandy. sings at the school gmp. Mike all eat at 6:30 p.m. program well be 7:30 p.m. arrived home 9:00 go to bed + sleep.
(Going Camping) Gualala
Left Concord3:30 p.m. from Don + Judy’s house, stop by Bay Point to eat dinner, arrived Gualala campaing place 7:30 p.m. Good driving Louie even road zigzag we reach safely, happy with the big Motor Home Louie rented. I enjoy the riding, eating, looking beautiful places we passed. Friday, Louie, Gloria, Don + Judy went play golf + Jeff too. We stay at the place with Joy. Later Robb, Rox + beautiful baby Reilly Jane arrived. Next arrival Ken + Jen, and late night arrived Jason, Rachel, Kylee + Jordan. That night I sleep 7 hours plus taking a nap 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Lots of food prepare by Gloria + Judy.
Wake up 6:00 a.m. exercise, wash face, brush teeth, watch TV I cook champarado, I eat champardo 1 pandesal for breakfast, drink milk, water Kylee + Kristen eat cereal. I can’t throw I throw today. go to Jen’s house for Joy’s Bridal Shower, about 25 ladies attend, with their gift. I give Joy $100.00 to buy something for her. Lots of food Ken cook it, we brought tomatoe salad, fried rice, fruits crackers, girls decorate the house club people eating, I eat dinner, potatoe salad ham, pandeleche, cake + seven us for drinks 10:00 all drive hoe, We in Jasons van Judy the driver, Gloria, me, Kylee + Cristen arrived home 11:15, so Louie + Don arrived too same time, Mike, Sandy + Jordan in their car. Cesars van driver, Anita, Al, Fil, Anthony they all went home. Clean the club house Jen + Ken house across club house. Forgot the rice cooker to bring home. Jen would bring it
Kathys big beautiful House (Concord) Antiock
Wake up 6:30 a.m. wash face, brush my teeth, eat donut, hot chocolate for breakfast, watch TV 12:00 we drive to Kathy’s house, daughter of Ernesto + Letty Castro for 1 year old Taylor 1st birthday, big party house at Antiock, with big pig kitchen + many different food, beside theres a man taking picture of me, people + (word) man doing unbelievable things he made like a living Dove white, Kathy’s sister, Maria is there too, Joven not there + family. Come back home Concord arrive 7:00 p.m. Me + Gloria sleep. Jeniffer went home. Louie will arrive tomorrow Monday. We celebrate Peyton’s 4th birthday party at walnut Creek big restaurant, guest came Don Dumpit, Mike + Jordan R. Ramil, Me, Gloria, Louie, Jeniffer, Jason, Rachel, Kylee, Peyton. Arrive home, 7:00 + sleep