The Homework Diary

These next few posts involve my son who is having a milestone birthday next week!!
~~A few years ago my son was in 5th grade and at this age many of his homework assignments were online. He had to read this story for Language Arts and answer the questions. This is his weakest subject so Mom to the rescue!
By this time in the evening I was getting tired and didn’t want to help him at all. He told me he read the story but couldn’t figure out the symbolism or metaphors. I complied knowing this was right up my alley– can you tell?? Once I read the first sentence, I was intrigued. The boy’s name was Jim– how fitting.
Jim’s parents were divorcing and he and his mom might need to leave their house. He wasn’t interested in much so his mom asked for help with a church book drive. The boy went but still had lingering sadness. After some time, he found a diary that he knew didn’t belong. Jim noticed a name and address inside and had to return it to its owner.
His mom didn’t understand but knew he had to see this through. He did find the girl and she was so happy her diary had been returned. She told him if she could go back in time and talk to her younger self she’d say that even though times might seem rough and bleak right now, it will change and get better. Jim took her message to heart for how his life was going. He felt better than he had in a long time and applied her words for himself. ❤📓
By this time I was hiding my tears from my son who sat on the couch just waiting for answers. It is difficult when you have a homework assignment that is above your literal way of thinking which is how his brain works. I explained the story of course but couldn’t help thinking I needed to read these words online in order to process my feelings about Warrior’s passing. 😔I almost didn’t help him at all, boy am I glad I did. This story was deep for a 5th grader, especially a boy. Don’t we wish we could go back in time to talk with our younger selves and say you will get through the tough times….
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Author: Kathy Pickett

I'm a wife, mom of 2 and have always been a huge fan of WWE’s the Ultimate Warrior despite his passing. I created this blog to share my stories relating to him that happened years ago and some are continuing today with his Spirit alive and well! I hope some fans out there relate and enjoy my blog!!! Check out my book Spirit and Belief on how Warrior influenced me in spirit. It is filled with humor, family stories, psychic terms, following my intuition, and how anyone has natural abilities we can tap into or get discovered. New spiritual topics can also be found at my website:

One thought on “The Homework Diary”

  1. Of course we can’t go back but my point with this story was getting thru a tough time. We all wish we could say to our younger self how it will get better despite the situation. We know we will get past the difficulty but never when… My POV of course but I always get symbolism. 😊


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