Book of Memories "Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance," Proverbs 1:5
I am Adyn Cramer. I am thirteen and in eighth grade. I have blonde hair and blue eyes. I have always had long hair, but recently I decided to cut it into a pixie cut. I make jokes a lot and I love being goofy. I am a born again Christian and I am very out loud about my faith. Music is such a big part of my life! I play violin and piano, as well as singing. I think that my music defines who I am in a deeper perspective. I love writing books! I write teen fiction, but I have yet to finish one. I live in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, and I have never moved out of the city. While I love traveling and exploring new towns, I can’t imagine not living in Oconomowoc! I love living near the YMCA because I am on the swim team and I
can practise often with living so close. I find my town unique as well as the people who live in it. My biggest goal in life has always been to make it through college. I am always worried about my education. Next year I would like to start an online program called College Plus, where I would start on college courses and earn high school credits and college credits. This way I would be finished with schooling by seventeen or eighteen. If I choose not to go this route, there are other options I have picked out. I am relying on God to lead me through the life He gave me.
Chapter Two 9/9/13 Hi Riles! Remember when we used to send each other little notes like these? Writing this to you reminds me of those. I am writing to you for a school project, but I chose you because I think it brought up lots of good memories. I also wanted to thank you for being there through my depression. I was in a funk and you stuck with me. I want you to know that I’ll always be there for you like you were for me.
Thanks again. I’m so happy that we’re friends. I can’t wait to see you again! We have to hang out soon. Call me sometime! See you soon! Adyn
The name Isaiah means “The Lord saves,” and that’s exactly what He did. Isaiah was just six months old when I first met him and he changed my life for the better. Adopting Isaiah was a big deal for my family. Though it was worth it, raising a third child was difficult. It was a whole new experience for us. We first babysat him for several weeks. Then, when we made our final decision, we started fostering him. Fostering a baby has so many rules.
We couldn’t leave the state, we had to install gates, locks, and even more smoke detectors. It was a really big deal to foster a baby. We finally got the wheels turning with Isaiah’s official adoption. We fostered him for about a year and a half. Then a court date was set for us. On March 3rd, 2010, the five of us joined a judge in the courtroom. Our friends, and Isaiah’s godparents, the Bartelsens, were also there. Other than that, the large courtroom seemed empty. The judge talked for about an hour, most of it I can’t remember. When it was finished, he invited my two brothers and I up to his stand. The judge let us try out his gavel. My mom took pictures of course. It was really fun. We had a big party to celebrate our newest addition. Isaiah called it his “doption party”. Each year we celebrate his adoption day and thank God for giving us Isaiah. It’s been a few years since we adopted Isaiah, and each day has a new struggle. He has several behavior problems, but we love him despite it. Isaiah has impacted my life in so many ways. With all his struggles, he has taught me patience and love. Even though we aren't related by blood, I love Isaiah, and I would give my life for him. Being only six, he has his whole life still to learn, and my job as his big sister, is to help him.
In the Water
I was aware of what was coming I knew this race was near I woke up Friday morning overwhelmed with fear I worked throughout the day challenged to do my best The images on my screen were putting me to the test As I jumped into the pool at my practice Friday night my stomach was in knots my attitude was not polite Early the next day I grumbled to the car the meet was at 9:00 and we had to drive far
Jumping off the blocks and finishing this meet make feel proud and complete