Ellen Foster Journal Entry
I wish I didn’t have to leave but I do because of what happened today. Today grandma went to court and got custody of me. She claimed that I would be better off living with her as she is my family, and they listened to her. The court doesn’t care what I think and never considered what was best for me. I am sad to leave Miss Julia’s house. I just hope to have a good enough experience at grandmas house now. I am really worried.
So far the time I have spent at grandmas house isn’t fun. Everyday she makes me go out into the fields and work. I am tired of always working for her and just want to have fun for once. When I am inside she just tells me that I am exactly like dad and that I am going to be just like him. It makes me both sad and scared to know I am going to be like him because I know how awful of a person he is. Anyways, on the bright side I made a new friend working in the fields. His name is Mavis, he is a kind man and he at least makes working in the fields a little more bearable.