Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Never Shall I Forget

My full name is Liza-Andrea Fabiola Bonilla and I am a freshman at The Ohio State University studying early childhood education. I was born on April 19, 1991 in Lansing, Michigan. My father is originally from Colombia, South America and came to the United States when he was seventeen through an exchange program. He lived with my mother's family and they fell in love. I have one brother, Carlos, who is 23 and a University of Findlay graduate. I also have two little sisters, Mariana, 14 and Sofia, 7. My family and I are all very big Michigan fans, therefore my favorite hobby is to watch football and cheer on my wolverines.

My strongest memory from taking English 109.01, is reading the book Ordinary Resurrections, by Jonathan Kozol. To me it was a book that helped me to realize what many children around the world, not just in the Bronx, New York, have to deal with each day. I see how precious life is and how lucky I am to have all the things that I have. I learned many things about the writing process, such as how to write an essay that was worth reading, and how to start off a paper which was my struggle in the beginning of this class.

It was tough to choose one writing that I really liked or wanted to read, but the one that I chose is Never Shall I Forget. It is a poem that I wrote about the day my little sister, Sofia was born. I would have to say that that day was one of the happiest days of my life. Waiting for her for nine months was tough because I wanted so bad to be a big sister again and hold a precious little baby in my arms. Her being born, showed me a lot about myself and I realized that something so little could bring such happiness to so many people, including myself.

Never Shall I Forget

Never shall I forget that cold January afternoon

Never shall I forget snow flakes the size of quarters,
falling from the ocean blue sky

Never shall I forget the time I waited

Never shall I forget the day I saw her

Never shall I forget the light in her eyes,
that shined like the brightest star in the sky

Never shall I forget the joy she brought me

Never shall I forget the moment I held her

Never shall I forget the sound of her cry

Never shall I forget calling my friends and telling them

Never shall I forget bringing her home in her little pink blanket

Never shall I forget watching her sleep
wondering how something so little could bring so much peace

Never shall I forget thanking God for her

Never shall I forget the day my baby sister was born


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