Journal Two: Christine Mailey
Hello, my name is Christine Mailey. I love spending time with my husband Jeff and daughter Moriah. I also enjoy being outdoors. We live in the country on eleven acres and have six cats, three dogs, a horse, bunny, and chickens. In the past we have also had goats, pigs, and a cow. We also plant a large garden and I enjoy mowing our very big yard.
A Long Way Gone
The theme that stood out to me the most in the first chapter, is when the rebels were going town to town massacring town's people. The author went into great detail describing the people that were fleeing from their war-torn town. Some people did not even know they were shot. A baby on her mother's back was killed and there was blood dripping from the mother's back, the baby was killed by the rebels bullets. There was another description of a man that drove up in a Volkswagen, his family had also been shot and killed by the rebels. He was wounded, but was not aware of it. I think it is important for the author to tell his story, about what they went through. I think it is also important to share these experiences, through writing and reading. You will always take something away from the reading. What I took away from the very first chapter, is how very blessed I feel living in a free country and do not have to worry about this kind of tragedy.