Florence Crittendon High School students: Standing(l-r), Vanessa Almeida with 3-month-old daughter Jaqui, Serena Gallegos with her 1-year-old son Isaiah, Desiree Hutchison, Jessica Sedillo, Dominique Roberts, Angelica Contreras, Keosomalee Prark and her 2
jelly bean jumpers.
You can’t say no or they’ll throw a fit,
they’ll kick and scream for berries and cream.
They live everyday like it’s truly their last
and enjoy every moment by having a blast.
Dalia Apolinar junior at Florence Crittenton High School.
By Crystal Betancourth
Who eats spaghetti and loves ice cream
Who laughs at daddy’s funny faces and loves to go with Mama Mercy
Cries for her babies and when I say bye bye
Hesed of the brown eyes and curly hair
Who is learning ABC’s and counting 123
Scared of dogs and the dark
Lover of Dora, Boots and Elmo
Lover of pigtails and pink sandals
Thanks to you we’re all happy
Thanks to you we all laugh
Hesed of the wonderful, long days
Eating spaghetti and loving ice cream.
Crystal Betancourth is a junior at Florence Crittenton High School.
My Miracle Who Brought Me Life
By Angelica Contreras
For Violet, my unborn daughter
Who eats orange berry smoothies and loves Chinese food.
Who laughs at mommy’s and daddy’s weird conversations, and moves when mommy’s trying to sleep.
Demands mommy takes daytime naps and goes to the bathroom every two hours.
Violet and her love for ice cold Dr. Pepper.
Who is learning how to grow and is pumping blood through her heart, whose bones are getting stronger each day.
Scared of daddy and mommy’s arguing.
Scared of what the world might be like as she gets older.
Lover of food and sleeping 24/7.
Lover of hearing mommy and daddy’s loud music
Thanks to you, I have changed and done better with my life
Thanks to you, mommy and daddy are closer than ever and promise
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