Thursday, November 29, 2012
This is from Stephens journal that that he wrote in 9th grade.
If I were to die tomorrow, people would say that I was a good and
honest guy that cared for other people. Some people would say those
things and others would say bad things and mean things. The people that
say good things about me are probably the people that I care for. The
people that said bad things about me are probably people I do not care
for. What I would want people to say about me is that I am cool, nice,
and honest kid and that I care for other people. People would also say
that I would never have wanted to die and that I would do anything to be
Here's another journal entry that Stephen wrote in 9th grade.
In ten years I plan to be done with college. I plan on having a
beautiful wife and a very nice house to live in. As for what I want to
do for a living, I would like to be a teacher for Physical Education or
Geography. I would also want to be an assistant Varsity Soccer Coach and
a head Varsity Hockey Coach. I would want to be teacher
in a nice town with cool and and respectful people. I want to teach and
coach so they get smarter and better at learning and sports. I also plan
to have kids in the future. I hope that my kids will play soccer and
hockey and maybe I could coach them someday. The kind of town or city I
would like to do my job in would hopefully be a town or city as big as
Willmar or just a little smaller or a little bigger. I would also like
to teach for one town not a whole bunch of towns, just one town. A town
that has a great community and place where my children can meet good and
nice friends. I would like to do all of this for twenty or more years,
and work with other teachers in a great school that gives you a lot of
respect. I would do this for whatever school district gives me the best
offer and do my best at whatever the school district wants me to do.
That is what I would like to do in ten years or more.
By Stephen Reynolds
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
It's been a year since you left the ones you love.
It's been a year that you've been looking down on us from up above.
It's been a year of constant reminder that you're not here.
It's been a year of memories, sorrow and fear.
It's been a year since that horrible night.
It's been a year from when you walked into the light.
It's been a year where we've had to be strong everyday.
It's been a year of unspoken words we've needed to say.
It's been a year since we've had to say goodbye.
Where is the good in goodbye when all we do is cry?
It's been a year that has changed all our days.
It's been a year, and we've grown strong in so many ways.
It's been a year where we know you're in a better place.
It's been a year, and we still haven't forgotten your face.
It's been a year of just imagining what it's like up there.
It's been a year since he took you, it just seems so unfair.
It's been a year, but we know you're doing alright.
It's been a year of only seeing you in our dreams at night.
It's been a year, and we want you to know that we love you,
And no matter how much time separates us, our hearts remain true.
It's been a year.