Dear Rodrigo, I enjoyed reading your story about you and your brothers bond knowing your bond with your brother grew in the matter of time. knowing I dont have that kind of bond its really cool you have a close bond knowing its just you and him in your family.
I am surprised by your poem because I can relate to everything you wrote about. Same with me, my sister had a baby last year and it was something unplanned and unexpected like you but it is something we are really grateful of. I like when you said, “I still don’t believe that is my sisters baby. I still see my sister as my sister not a mom.
Both in our room. Talking about makeup. Or talking about going out places. Never thought I would see my sister with a baby. Least not for a while. But I am glad she got to be a mom.” I really like that line, because I can relate so much, it’s crazy lol. I enjoyed reading your piece of writing.
Something that stood out to me was how your family are the strongest when you guys are together. My favorite line from your memoir was when you explained how the pride in your family name was huge its good to know you guys have a really strong bond as a family.
My name is Jessika was given to me when I was born obviously. My mom and dad gave me this name because she liked the name but instead of having to put a C on my name she decided to put a K, so it can be j
Something that stood out to me was that you said that not a lot of Jessika’s have a K in their name. It stood out to me because that’s true. You are the only Jessika that I know that has a K, but to me that’s cool.
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