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Saved by Love

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Saved by Love

Where is my mother? Why isn’t my mother in this room where she should belong which is with me? Waah, waah, I want to see my mother! I don’t like being here with you!

These were the sounds of a kindergartner in a state of shock when he found himself alone with a man who claimed to be his father. If you really want to know the truth, it was me. My cry of insanity happened on many different occasions, but why? At least, I didn’t have to face the trials that other children have to face when their parents are going through a divorce. My parents were never married. I was a child that was born out of wedlock, but I was fortunate to receive love and nourishment from both of my parents.

I was born on October 14, 1979 in Kissimmee, FL to a nineteen-year-old mother out of wedlock. My mother (Cynthia Hutchinson) and I have had a tight bond ever since that day. My father (Ricky Williams) didn’t set sight on me until a year later. We haven’t had the best of father-son relationships because of that fact, but he has raised me to be great young man.

To make up for that lost time and show that he cared he tried on numerous occasions to drive from Tampa and spend time with me. Sometimes he even attempted to take me back to Tampa and spend time with his wife. At the time, I was not allowing it to be done, profusely denying him the right to be involved in his child’s life. My feelings toward him were extremely bitter and they showed no respect for him. Also, I loved my mother too much to be away from her and that one-year of separation from my father drastically changed my thoughts toward him. When he finally showed his face to me all I saw was a stranger. Was I being selfish? My mind was constantly telling me, "No."

Displays of my grief had been showed on numerous occasions. After being told the story a few times, my mother took me to visit my father at a hotel one weekend on the beach. At this particular moment my mother wasn’t thinking very clearly and left my father and I in the room alone while she ran down to the hotel lobby; fortunately I had been taking a nap.
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