(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 7:00 a.m. wash face, brush teeth, clean mouth, take morning medicine make up, watch TV in my room 7:00 a.m. letters from Bank of America (money) I owe to spend. go to dinning room 8: a.m. eat breakfast fried rice with meat, eggs + hot chocolate. Gloria make it. take a nap 8:00 a.m. up, 9:00 a.m. make check for Al + Fil, help of their mom funeral in Philippines, give her Normas gift I carry from Hawaii, 12:00 eat lunch.
Rachel will be home 12:30 p.m. Feb. 8, 2007 – Thursday, wake up 7:00 a.m. wash face, brush teeth, clean mouth, wait for her to eat lunch, I heat the fried rice, I eat + coke to drink 1:00 p.m. watch TV Im full not hungry my lunch watch TV in my room. 2:30b p.m.
Concord home, wash face, brush teeth, clean mouth, make up, take morning medicine, 7:30 a.m. eat breakfast, toast 1 sweet pears, hot chocolate, Rachel borrow $5.00 to give to Peyton. I will not get back the money give to Peyton for his pocket money to school. go to living room, I’ll watch TV in my room. make check contributions to Tom Torlakson $50.00 give to Gloria to give it to Tom. 10:00 a.m. watch TV in my room. – continue Dec. 6, Wednesday – Prize is right. 10:00 a.m. in my room, tomorrow 8:00 a.m. Ill take bathe, shower, Gloria will on the warm water + put my seat in the shower. I’m trying to wear my Booths. Man brings the plants here from Mario, Judy, John (Jon) + Bradley for my birthday + Xmas gifts Thanks 5:00 p.m. take night medicine, 7:00 p.m. eat dinner, rice fried fish, fried eggplants, seven up to drink, change clothes, pajama, 7:30 p.m. go to bed + sleep
wake 7:00 a.m. exercise my head back + forth, wash face, brush teeth clean mouth, 8:00 a.m. Take morning medicine eat breakfast, change clothes, comb my hair eat cheerios while watching TV. Rachel went to her office, Gloria go to work 9:30 a.m. I’m alone in the house. Please God help me alone. Thanks! watch TV 9:00 a.m. Watch TV in my room. 11:00 a.m. take a nap up 12:00 a.m. time to eat lunch. watch TV Rachel make it, rice, spam, jello seven up to drink, phee clean my mouth. stay in the room, watch TV. Continue
Oct. 18, 2006. Wednesday, watch TV in my room up 3:30 p.m. dress up pink pant + shirt. cut my fingers nails, 4:00 p.m. read all letters some will give charity. watch TV 8:00 a.m eat breakfast, toast, hot chocolate, take morning medicine + 5 small pellets for my ears, exercises my head back + forth on bed, 12:00 eat lunch, rice, spam + seven up for drinks 10:00 a.m. watch TV 11:00 take a nap. up 12:00 time to eat lunch rice, spam, watch TV. 8:00 p.m. go to bed + sleep.
wake up 7:00 a.m. wash face, brush teeth, clean mouth, 8:00 eat breakfast watch TV, Take morning medicine, rice, spam I do not finish, put inside microven to eat for lunch 8:10 a.m. take a rest. up 10:00 a.m. watch TV 12:00 a.m. eat lunch, rice fried fish, change clothes take a nap, up 2:00 p.m. Rachel gave me flowers in my room. 8:00 p.m. go to bed + sleep.