Around 1982, the most terrifying, yet beautiful situation happened in the Allred family. The divorce of my father’s parents, Bobby Gene Allred and Debra Dixon Allred, split one family into two. Later in 1997, Bobby Lynn Allred and Gana Janelle Beesinger were married. This beautiful ceremony took three families and combined them all into a chaotic masterpiece. Most people get the privilege of two family get togethers, but I get that advantage plus one. For me, food, fellowship, and memories is what makes life jump for joy.
Growing up in Southeastern Kentucky, a kid doesn’t have many expectations from their parents, school teachers, or themselves. When a student walks by two teachers talking they say, “This group of 5th graders are the worst, every one of them are as dumb as a box of rocks.” This is the sad reality of what happened in my elementary school at Marie Roberts-Caney. Our school slogan is, “No student left behind.” Ever since 3rd grade I knew it was a bunch or bologna. Don’t get me wrong, I had great parents who cared about me, but they didn’t expect much from me. Neither of my parents attended college and I was afraid of it. Even as a young student, I knew I wasn’t the brightest kid in the classroom. Now that I look back, I realize how hard I worked
The Allgood family is hung on the city center stage, where they are about to be executed. The one who is the one comes and begins the exaction by vaporizing Elizabeth Allgood and Benjamin Allgood. But then he stops and listens to the chanting and cheering of the citizens before continuing. Before he can continue Whitford and Wisteria Allgood are dropped through an opening in the stage which quickly closes up again. Whitford and Wisteria split up so they can get away faster and escape there execution.
One of the substance abuse interventions I recently led, resulted in a very public miraculous healing. I was contacted by the McCracken family early in 2015 to lead a last chance intervention for their son Jeff. Jeff McCracken was barely alive when we got him to treatment. Once he arrived at the facility we had in place, they immediately sent Jeff to the hospital. His medical condition was dire, he was given two months to live and sent to Hospice. In Hospice, Jeff’s parents requested our team to pray over him. Within days of that event, Jeff had an incredible turn around and was released from Hospice and entered a program. I sponsored Jeff throughout the recovery process. God has utterly transformed his life. Dubbed a modern day “Lazarus,”
Amanda Davenport, Committed to Community Amanda Davenport is committed to community. Davenport, single mother of two 20 year-old sons, shows her commitment in her perfect attendance as an ambassador. “Two years of perfect attendance has brought me to many new openings and events.” Davenport said, “This community is where I live and work, it is where I want to build lasting relationships and experience many new things in my life.
On June 15th, 2002, the Sloan family welcomed their third child and first girl, me. I have two older brothers, Andrew and Ian. While I was growing up, I picked up a lot of their habits and tried my best to mimic every little thing they did, helping me learn. I watched as they went to school, played sports, and typed on the computer, wishing I could be big and strong like they were. My parents would often find me trailing after one of them or sitting at the computer trying to figure out how to make the keys work.
I start off with analyzing Alex and Marty household’s current insurance and retirement program with the information that Alex gives me, using the needs approach. Alex and Marty Smith are married and file a joint tax return. Alex was 35 years old in September and works as a coach and high school teacher at a local school. Alex’s salary was $49,000 before taxes in 2014. Marty will be 34 years old in April and is a self-employed web designer and marketing consultant who works at home. Marty’s income fluctuated each year but in 2014, his earnings before taxes were $68,000 which was an average year. Their children are Olivia, who is 9, and Michael, who is 7. The Smith family is a two-income-earner with children family, which is a family with both
I am not a member of your typical, cookie-cutter, All-American family. My older brother is the complete opposite of the traditional, overprotective, role model. My younger sister is not the best friend all the movies make it seem she should be. My parents are separated but refuse to make it official because divorce is looked down on in our Nigerian culture. And I love every piece of them. My family and the things I’ve learned from them have shaped me in ways most will never experience.
1. My first three days at Williams were miserable. After unpacking my belongings, attempting to push my parents out the door, and sitting in the ’62 Center as Dean Bolton promised the beginning would not last forever, I returned to my room without a friend in the world. I desperately wanted to meet new people, jump into new actives, and define my own Williams experience; however, I needed someone to show me the starting line. Fortunately, I soon found myself on the trailhead with Marit Björnlund and Henry Lane as leaders and seven strangers as friends. Through the experience of climbing Mt. Greylock before sunrise, saving the Nutella from savage canines, and chatting about our summers and future adventures at Williams around the fire, I found the safe place Dean Bolton had described and the launching pad of an incredible first semester at Williams. Having had such an impactful experience, I hope to continue the legacy of WOOLF
Go back to a time, when smart phones, and laptop were as thick history textbooks. To a time when a whole gallon of gas cost a little more than a dollar. The year is 1998 and in this year I was born. I was given to a very loving mother and father, that with their extraordinary love gave me the unextraordinary name of David. I grew up in the wonderful city of El Paso, Texas.
I’ve known the Smith family ever since I was a little girl. It all began with John’s father working at the school where my mother went to. My grandma knew Bill’s (dad) family and it led our families to connect with one another. John and I went to school together and I was able to witness him grow throughout the years. John and I have a close relationship and I thought it would be great to do my family interview project with his family. Before the interview, I was hoping to learn more about John from his families perceptive. As John’s friend, I wanted to get insight from his parents and learn more about him. I called John’s father and asked him if I would be able to interview him. I had his number because John will occasionally come over during
I come from a small family in a small, homogeneous town. The majority of families here are wealthy, conservative, and white, and it is difficult to find someone that does not fit the mold. I have grown tired of the repetitiveness I face in my life, leading me to savor the moments when I encounter someone who is different. To have relationships with others who have had a life journey drastically different from mine gives me a different perspective, so I do not only see the world from my own lens. I am beyond eager to expand the tiny unit I call my "family," and at Tufts, I will build upon this family, taking my once bland life and transforming it into a mural of abounding color. While some people may appear more unique or look exactly like you,
I was surprised by a variety of things in the documentary. The two things that surprised me the most was the amazing work done by the father in creating the chairs for the girls along with the attitude of the Miller twins. I was astounded to see what the chairs were capable of. I could not believe they could operate in snowy conditions and even in overgrown, grassy areas. The way the Miller parents were able to make things accessible for the twins was intriguing. Seeing their home full of ramps and other accessible things for the girls showed how committed the parents were to giving their children every opportunity that other kids have. In addition to the creation of the chairs and the adaptations done to the house, the attitude of the Miller
It all started two weeks ago. I had just moved into a beautiful home. The owner of the home had sold it very cheap, I’d had wondered why, but didn’t care to ask .I was just glad I got such a great deal on such an amazing home. I was so excited that I bought a plaque with my name engraved on it. It reads “The Home of Matthew Jones,” it really wasn’t necessary but the amount of money that was left over after buying the house was incredible.