One day 6 years ago me and my papa where walking in the rose garden. When he said come esperansa sit with me so I sat next to him then he put his ear to the ground. I asked papa what are you doing he said if you wait patiently and quietly you will hear the heartbeat of the land. I said I want to hear but I could not hear it I shouted papa he said wait a little longer after a few minutes I heard it I shouted papa I can hear it.
here in california
After papas death it has been very hard on me and my mama. At his funeral mama would not stop crying. When we got home I went and sat in the rose garden and thought to myself if it weren't for those bandits then papa would be here right now. Miguel walked in and said looking out at the roses and said which rose is yours and which one is mine. I pointed at two right next to each other the rose hips where perfect to make rose hip I would ask hortensia to make it tomorrow I told miguel.
in the hospital
that night when I went to sleep I had a terrible nightmare my nightmare was me getting chased by a huge bear it grabbed me and squeezed me so hard it's fur was making it hard to breath when I thought I was going to die the bear grabbed my shoulders and shock me so hard I woke up but the I noticed it was mama shaking me she said the house is on fire so I got out of bed and ran outside where's abuelita shouted mama when miguel came ou carrying her what happened are you ok said mama abelita said I went back for my crocheting yarn and hurt my ankle
when we got to california alfonso's brother showed us to our cabin where mama and I would stay together I was so tired I fell asleep without eating dinner the next morning mama told me that I had missed the sighing of the paper to stay in our ne cabin but then I said mama we can not live like this this is how our horses lived back at the ranch mamasaid you should be happy we at least have somewhere to sleep esperanza she said in a kind of angry tone
After isabel went to school there was a huge dust storm it was crazy. I had to over all the cracks in the doors and window so the dust would not get I where is mama thought.