Michael Jackman Mrs. Ricketts 10-14-11 L.A Essay
The one thing I can’t live without would have to be my cell phone. I know that may sound really selfish of me but I think I have a good reason. My mother and I have ALWAYS been very close. People always tease that I am a mommy’s boy and I will admit it. My father and my mother have been divorced for two years. It was very hard for me to accept because I was young and was clueless about how it would affect my life.
After my parents divorced my father moved out and bought a place to live in Igo California which is pretty close to where I live. Nothing changed because I would still see him almost every day. My dad, or “Papa” as I call him, would drive to my house where I live with my mom and we would spend time together like nothing changed. Well, two years and a half ago my dad got laid off from his job in Labcorp. The company he worked for had a position for him, but the problem was that it was in a different location. It was in Miami and he had no choice but to take that job so he could have a job and pay for his living expenses. When he told me that he would be moving very soon it honestly broke my heart because I was so close to my dad, I also knew my family couldn’t afford to fly me out to see him.
At this time I didn’t have a cell phone because my family couldn’t afford one. This meant when my dad left a few months later, in April 2011, I would have no contact with him because I didn’t have internet on my computer either. So the only option we would have would be to write letters to each other. But a month before he left my papa bought me a cell phone that he is able to afford...