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My big Sister is gone

December 11, 2009

My sister is my best friend and my heroe.She was charged for involuntary manslaughter. She was babysitting a little baby boy named Gavin (that’s not his real name), and he “supposedly” hit his head because she wasn’t paying attention.

Involuntary manslaughter, in this case, means he “hit his head” while my big sis was babysitting him for the weekend. Two months later he died. I for one know that he never hit his head because I was with her that weekend and I stayed with Gavin the whole time. A couple of years later the baby’s parents sued her.
They’re just people who are grieving and they want someone to suffer for what happened to him. I pray for that family, because they have so much hate in their heart. My sister doesn’t blame them so I don’t either. But when my parents told me it was over, she lost, I hated that family so much. I realized though, that they need us to pray for them. If you have a loved one in jail, you know how I feel.
The worst part about all this is she has an eight year old son, and he goes visit her every week dutifully, but he still doesn’t know what’s happening, or why his mom’s in this bad place. He doesn’t even know she’s in jail! It breaks my heart when he comes to sleep over, and I hear these heartbroken sobs asking for his mom.
My friends are very supportive, they don’t judge, they just help make the time past by faster, so my big sister can come home faster.


The author's comments:
This hurts badly, but I'm glad I can finally open up about it

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on Mar. 8 2010 at 6:43 pm
Mykindapeopledontcarewhatyouthink BRONZE, Gueydan, Louisiana
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AWSOME that u live in LA i mean

on Mar. 8 2010 at 3:47 pm
Tori.Lovett GOLD, Alexandria, Louisiana
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Favorite Quote:
Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart. ~William Wordsworth
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The wastebasket is a writer's best friend. ~Isaac Bashevis Singer

*Random fact. I live in LA, too. Haha!

Anyways, sad story. I feel so much sympathy for you and your family! Well written. Love it!

on Feb. 20 2010 at 9:09 am
Mykindapeopledontcarewhatyouthink BRONZE, Gueydan, Louisiana
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it is but some things happen for a reason ya know

on Feb. 20 2010 at 9:08 am
Mykindapeopledontcarewhatyouthink BRONZE, Gueydan, Louisiana
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thank you but i don't think i should because you might not be who you say you are. If you are who you say you are i'm sorry

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on Feb. 16 2010 at 12:34 am
DeeJayB GOLD, Sulphur, Louisiana
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hi... my name is jade and you posted a comment on my article, Hair and Love, and told me you live in Lousiana, too. I feel for your story alot and would like to maybe email you or something. You are a really good writer:) you can email me if you want... flipsylicious@yahoo .com. I hope I hear from you!

on Feb. 15 2010 at 2:57 pm
wordweaver96 PLATINUM, Winchester, Kentucky
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Favorite Quote:
" It is not our abilities but our choices that show who we truly are. "
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See, we really DON'T have anything to fear but fear itself!

I'm so sorry. It's so sad and unfair.