Jocelin, I enjoyed reading your memoir, you have a lot of emotions going on and you were brave enough to talk about it and sharing it with an audience it’s probably hard for you that you can’t see your dad as much and that sucks because you really wanted to spend time with him, the part when you said that you accepted his apology it shows a strong impact on you because it shows that you are a forgiving person. Good Job!
I loved your poem. I think it is super strong and well written. I liked that you were able to open up and talk about a time that was difficult and how you handled that. The part that stood out to me the most was the part where you took initiative and called your dad then visited him even if it wasn’t as planned. It says a lot about who you are are your values. This is a great story Jocelin.
Dear Jocelin, I enjoyed reading your memoir because it is something personal and I can also relate to it. I’m glad that you were able to open up and let us know about a difficult time in your life. I can relate to so many things written down in this memoir. Some lines that stood out to me were,”If something happens to him I wouldn’t forgive myself.” This stood out to me because I also don’t talk to my dad and I know it’s not right but I have resentment for all he has done but at the end he’s my dad and I wouldn’t want something to happen to him. I feel like there’s a lot that we can relate in. Thanks for your writing about this because just like me, there’s probably others that can also relate to you. I’ll be looking forward to more of your posts. -yahaira
Dear Jocelin, Thank you for doing to this comic memoir about your family. For doing a comic that may not been easy to write about, but you still did. Shows the courage that you have, and the amount of respect that you have for your mother, such a beautiful bond. Thank you for doing this comic memoir I really did enjoy reading it, and seeing your comic. I am looking forward to reading you written memoir.
I appreciate your post because I can totally relate. I see my mom working two jobs right now to be able to pay for all our expenses. A separation is a big challenge and it does affect us as the children. It’s something that won’t heal but we just learn to live with it. I’m glad you appreciate and take in account what your mom has done for you because there’s kids that don’t appreciate it and cause them more trouble.
Thanks for expressing yourself through drawing. -Yahaira
Thank You Jocelin for sharing your poem it was really nice and I agree with you we should all live our lives and have no regrets and also agree with you that it can be annoying when others try to control us and the decisions we want to make.
Thanks for writing a little more about you and your life. Others may see you and not think of you as this, so I appreciate you for expressing yourself and expressing your actions. As teenagers, we don’t always make the right decisions but that is okay because we learn from mistakes. I like how after all you appreciate your mom and know that everything she does and tells you is for you.
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