Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Becoming A Parent is a "GIFT" .........

1. A link to the essay

2. Author
Chris Huntington

3. Title
Becoming a Parent Is a Gift

–4. One sentence of what the belief is
"I believe in adoption now."

–5. 2 examples from the story that showed their belief
"I love the idea that this girl will grow up to be a woman and still look nothing like me, but whenever she hears the word "dad," she'll think of me. "

"Now, I want my family to include a little girl who looks nothing like me or my wife."

–6. 1 favorite passage
"When I was a teenager, everyone said becoming a parent was easy — so easy, I had to be careful not to do it accidentally. I guess it's easy for a lot of other people, but not for me and my wife. "

Wednesday, September 5, 2007


One goal I have for myself in my sophomore year is to exceed my general effort towards school. I never knew high school would come so quickly and college soon after. With standardized college admission tests just around the corner, trying my hardest in school is essential. I plan to study and complete all work to my full potential. I anticipate applying myself more than ever in order to fully understand all material and to receive excellent grades.


Something I am anxious about for this year is the football games this season. Generally, a football game to me is just an event where I am able to hang out and see all of my friends. Last Spring I joined the Varsity Cheerleading team which set a whole new perspective on things. This Fall I will no longer be a person in the stands but a cheerleader on the sidelines. Friday, September 7th is the first football game of the season and I am already feeling a load of uneasiness. I have never been one to get up in front of a crowd and perform, but with the help of my team I am hopeful enough to get over my anxiousness.