Character Journal
Character Journal

Character Journal

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  • Published: November 20, 2018
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This entire nightmare began when we hurt and left Jimmy with the nurse. It seems like a long time ago since the last time Jimmy been home. I really miss my little baby. Things were probably out of hand by the way that we treated him but it didnt seem like we were doing anything wrong. I love and care for my child. I dont understand why they had to take him away.

My name is Luellen James and I am the mother of Jimmy James. My husband is Ray James. Jimmy is about four years old. He is my first and only son. He is a good boy but sometimes he could be a hand full.I love my little boy very much. I wouldnt do anything bad to hurt him but sometimes Ray gets really mad at him and does. I dont try to stop him because I know that it will make things worse. He says that it is good to show him discipline. I show him disciple sometimes but I make sure that it is for a good reason.

One day I needed to teach him not to cause trouble. Ray said that I should put his hand on the stove. I thought that it would be a good lesson but we werent supposes to hurt him so bad. I grabbed both of his small hands and scolded him for what he did. I left the stove on and make sure it was hot. He was crying and screaming before I even put his hands on it. I was s

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cared but Ray said that we needed to teach him how to be a good boy. When I forced both of his little hands on the stove, he let out a terrifying scream that I can still hear in my mind. He fell on the floor crying and screaming. I got really scared when I saw his hands red, blistered and his skin burnt off.

I was scared to take him to the hospital. Ray said not to but I know that my boy was in a lot of pain. After we finally realized that we could not take care of his little hands, we took him to hospital. Ray said that we could be in a lot of trouble and it would be better to leave him at the hospital. The nurse said that he second to third degree burns on his hands. We told Jimmy not to say how he got the burns. We told him to say that he just tripped and fell on the stove. When we got to the hospital, there were too many things to worry about getting in trouble. We decided to leave Jimmy there at the hospital with the nurse. We were later notified that we had to appear in court for doing so. We left Jimmy for about six months before we were forced to face the state for abandoning him.

We had left Jimmy at that place for a long time. Soon after a couple of months we were contacted by a social worker. She explained to us that Jimmy

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is in a foster home and that he will not stay with us. Ray and I got really angry because we didnt want The Welfare to take our boy. She suggested that we could put a petition to keep him. In court, Ray and I were told that we could no longer have Jimmy in our home. I had to explain the whole story about what happened to Jimmys hands. I told them that I was the one who placed his hands on the stove. Because Ray and I hurt Jimmy physically and probably emotionally, we were no longer allowed to have him with us. We were given the right to visit him only if we got help.

Ms. Mary Hanson is the social worker that is assigned to Jimmys case. She seems like a nice lady but Ray said not to trust her. She would make random visits to and take Jimmy out. She has taken out to the circus and to her own home. She has helped Ray and I by making us go to a group where we take about anger management. She seems to like Jimmy a lot and she seems very understanding.Jimmy really likes her a lot. He tends to talk about her and the visits that they have. Sometimes I find myself getting jealous of her because I see how happy Jimmy is when he talks about her. Ray said that she wants to keep him for herself but I dont believe him. She is very nice and she is going to help me get him back.

Mary said that by going to the meetings it could help show that I could change and I have. I dont need to go to those meetings anymore. I am a whole lot better about getting mad and taking it out on my boy. I am ready to live on my own with my baby. I am not going to be with Ray anymore because he is the main one who hurts him. He makes me hurt him. I have a plan that will help me get my baby back. I know that Ms. Hanson will understand and help me. Ray said that she wont but she is a woman and a woman understands about being a mother.

My plan is to move out on Ray and get a place of my own. I am thinking that I am going to live in a duplex where my friend lives. I am also looking for a job that will help support Jimmy and I. Jimmy will be well taken care of and he will never be hurt again. I miss him a lot. Even though all he gets into trouble, he is still my baby.

I am going to see Ms. Hanson today. I am going to wear Jimmys favorite of all my dresses. He always thought I looked pretty in flower dresses. I know that I have to walk a long ways but I am determined to get him back. I am going to talk to her about getting Jimmy back. I know that she will understand me

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