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Joy’s Journal 2-21

This is the part I posted last.

This part doesn’t have any pictures, just words, because I don’t have any pictures for this part, and I don’t have a way to take some.

After that after hike, after I told, I went home. It wasn’t my choice, and I didn’t want to, but everyone decided that it was for the better. 

At this point I was so sick I didn’t really care. I had wanted to go home the whole time, but was too scared to say anything.

“But what about Mom?” I had asked Ellen.

“She’s getting better, and she wanted you to come home.”

So I did.

I took all my school stuff home, and communicated with my teachers to get the assignments and turn them in.

After like a week of doing almost nothing but sleeping and being bored, I started my schoolwork. I had to back up a lot to understand everything that I hadn’t really done before.

It was frustrating. There was so MUCH of it, things I didn’t care about, things I didn’t want to do.

I just didn’t have the motivation to do it. What was the point if I wasn’t ever going to get better. When would I use it? Would I ever get better? Would I be stuck in this bed for the rest of my life? Even if I did get better, would the better be worse than how I was before all this?

I didn’t tell anyone, and my schoolwork just heaped higher and higher, and with no one to help me do it, I don’t think I ever even ended up doing it all.

Savana and I spent a lot of time talking through the internet. She didn’t understand why I came home. Sometimes I felt like she thought I was lying about being so sick, and that I really just wanted to get away from her.

It wasn’t true, but I didn’t know how to tell her that.

 

All these things piled up on top of me, and made it hard to focus on school, letting alone getting better.

I was trying to believe I would get better, but it was hard.

Lexie

New Friends Part One

Lame name, yes I know. I didn’t come up with anything better. I really should have. Anyway on to the story!

This is the story in which new things will be announced by the way.

isabelle-and-lea

“Come on! It’s just over here!” Lea yelled.

Lea was trying to take me to a ‘secret spot’. From what I could see it wasn’t all that secret, but since I’d come Lea was my only friend, and I wanted to make her as happy as she made me.

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We reached the corner and started ‘Best Friend Business’

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“Do you promise to be best friends forever?” Lea asked me excitedly.

“Yes I do.” I wasn’t as much of a chatterbox as Lea, but she never minded.

blue-hair-ribbon

“I brought something for you.” I announced shyly.

“A hair ribbon!” Lea burst out. “So I can do my hair just like yours! Oh thank you!”

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As Lea tied the ribbon in her hair Faith came up behind us, unnoticed. (See I told you this wasn’t such a secret place!)

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“Hello girls.” Faith announced herself. “I have some good news for you.”

“What?” Lea immediately asked.

Faith laughed. “I’m getting there. The good news is that you are going home Isabel.”

For a second I was quiet, then I spoke up. “I’m glad I’m going home but-”

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Lea interrupted me. “How could you Isabel? I thought you promised to be best friends forever!” She stared at me for a minute and then ran off.

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I walked up to where Faith was. “I was going to say that I’m happy to be going home, but I’ll miss you all very much.

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Welcome Home!

DSCN6892[1]We pulled up in front of a house. “Where is she?” I asked Faith. “She will be here soon enough.” Faith told me.

We were waiting for a girl to come and join us. For we were getting a new sister today.DSCN6893[1] As soon as I saw the people I went out to join them I saw a girl about my age, and a woman. Good. Only one sister.DSCN6894[1]The girl got off. “You must be Lea.” She said. “And I’m Grace.”DSCN6896[1]I got on, and away we went. Then we started to talk.

“The girls and I decided to give you your own room.” The woman who was to be my step mom said. “But it’s not finished yet, so you will have to sleep in one of the bedrooms.” 

“Okay.” I said. “So I will be with Grace for now.” 

“You can be in Grace’s bedroom if you want.” Faith told me “That is probably good, because it has only four girls in it.” 

“Only four girls!” I gasped “How many do you have? Five, six?” 

DSCN6897[1]Grace nearly died laughing. She was laughing so hard she couldn’t talk. So instead the woman name Faith told me. 

“Actually we have fourteen.” She said “But they are all nice.” 

I was very surprised. I mean who wouldn’t be? Fourteen sisters. I had never had any before. Now I was wondering how I would deal with fourteen. I pulled Grace up, and we changed the subject.

DSCN6898[1]“I really like your dress Lea.” Grace told me. “Are all of your clothes like that?” 

“When my parents died.” I started. “I was outside changing for a party. That’s why I wasn’t in the house, and I didn’t die. I had only the clothes I was wearing, and what I was going to change into. Those are the only belongings I have.” DSCN6899[1]I turned my head so Grace wouldn’t see me crying. 

“That’s okay.” Grace said. “We share LOTS of clothes, and you can too. You will never run out of things to wear.” 

Just then the car pulled up to a house, and we got off. 

DSCN6901[1]Several girls were there, yelling “SURPRISE, AND WELCOME LEA!”

DSCN6902[1]Then they all started talking. Fourteen girls, and I was alone. 

“Hey, that looks heavy.” A girl whose name I have yet to find out said. “How about I show you the room you will be in?” 

“Okay, thanks!” I told her. 

DSCN6905[1]“How did you know?” I asked. “I was feeling all alone, and then you came.” 

Being the youngest, I often feel all alone too, and I thought you could use a friend.”

DSCN6906[1]I set my suitcase on a bed. “Does this one work?” 

“Yeah.”

DSCN6907[1]“Then I think I will take a nap. Thank you.” 

And so I started getting used to life in the dollhouse. 

Lexie