Where I’m from
By Nate Richards
I am from the moonlit waters from the bay.
I am from the blue eyed grass, from howls at bedtime.
I am from hard rocks, from gold mining.
From baiting my fishing line.
I am from a shimmering pool, from the gleaming sun.
I am from the woods, from hot mugs of hot chocolate
I am from mustard seeds, from cattails sticking to my socks.
From the past to present to the future this shall remain the same.
My mom says don’t blink because you will miss something.Like a great home run , a life , or a summer. I want to say I am sorry for not blogging since August,but I didn’t want to miss any of the action in the Richards ‘ house. Summer started and went cross country to Virginia. We need to get our Virginia house fixed up and cleaned , because My Dad was coming home in July from a long deployment! There was a lot of work to do the grass so high you couldn’t see my sister.Isabelle and Mom cleaned the house while I cut grass. Those few weeks went fast and Isabelle and I had a great idea on how to help military kids in Virginia. we collected about ten bags of school supplies for Back pack Brigade. It was really neat to see another Operation Homefront and meet ms. Carol.
Finally ,renunion day came. We left for the ship in a flash and they had crafts set up and I met some new kids from the ship . I shared my blog with them. They were excited to see there Dad’s too. As the ship was pushed in by the tugs, I notice a giant sign hanging on it he side.I wondered what it was. We all got ready to go on the pier to find my Da Da and I wanted to see the sign and what it said. We went through the gate and I spotted Da da , there he was . I started running , but Bella beat me to Him. I launched myself forward and landed right on him. It was more exciting than any thing. Then my Dad said ” did you see the sign?”I said yes but what’s it say” Dada took me down by the sign and I was surprised by what it said . BRAVO ZULU NAVY MILITARY CHILD OF THE YEAR!
It was the first time I had seen my Dad since I won the award. I could see how proud he was of me and it made my heart swell with joy!
We went home only for a day and then left on our celebration trip . It was three weeks of Fun. We went to My Aunt’s and spent the week at Hampton Beach in N.H. Then we went to Disney World. I got to show my that I wasn’t afraid of Space Mountain. He was really proud that I am conquering my fears. Then Dad took me on The Rock n roll roller coaster , I loved it . It launches you forward and the music blasts!
We ate dinner at the castle and a bunch of other cool restaurants.I got see my favorite character Donald Duck and Isabelle told Driselle I wanted to marry her. Which I don’t !!!!
We had to leave and it was really sad because we had to go back to California and Dad had to go back to the ship. It was already time for school.
4th grade is amazing! Our room Is basically a library , we have books on almost every wall. It is a dream come true. My Teacher, Ms. Jones, is very passionate about the homeless people . We are doing a ot of studying about what it is like for them. Anti Bully committee changed because we have a new principle. His thoughts on Anti Bullying are way different than last year. So I just have to work harder to get the word about Anti bullying out. My blog will have to be my only platform for now.
So, now that I am caught up on being a fourth grader, learning new ways to promote my anti bullying platform and supporting other military kids, you should be hearing from me more.
Just remember don’t blink because you might miss your life, because TIME FLYS!