Monday, August 31, 2015

Journal two from Jami

My name is Jami Riegel I have been married for 17 years and have 3 teenagers. I have 2 dogs and a cat named Ivy, Duke and Ellie. I love the outdoors and going to my kids games.  I waited so long to go to college because I didn't know what I wanted to major in. Plus I wanted to be home with my kids while they were growing up. I also am VERY shy until I get to know people. Then I'm very loud and goofy.

In the book, A Long Way Gone, the part that stood out for me the most is when they see that so many parents and children were either injured or killed including a whole family, someones son and a ladies daughter by the rebels. It is something that will stick with them for the rest of their lives. And at such a young age(any age) seeing that had to have been so awful. I could not imagine seeing things like that or even worse, dealing with the fact that someone has killed my child(ren).

my beautiful kids. Nicholas, Makayla, Austin


  1. I liked your theme and i'm also a very shy person as well.

  2. I agree with what you said. My theme was in ways the same as yours. The effect it has on a person can be brutal. It takes everything away from them and they have to live with that forever. The kids who have to face these types of situations have it the worse compared to the ones who never in their lives have to deal with war except for what they see in the media or read about.

  3. I think it's really encouraging to hear that your going to college and it's wise for you to have waited to figure out what you wanted to major in. I couldn't imagine watching a loved one being killed by the rebels. I would definitely be traumatized and it's sad there's people like that in the world capable of killing other human beings.


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