I was raised by my mother and grandmother. They kept my head leveled and taught me that working hard leads to success. I loved them, and they were my role models. I grew up in a middle class family with strong women. I learned independence, and the strong will to never give up. It was the summer of 2005 when my mother re-married, and I was in the eighth grade. My mother was happy because she found the conclusion to her life: a husband. I was ecstatic because I finally had a daddy! My hopes, wishes, and dreams had come true. I felt that God answered my prayers. I loved having a father figure, although I had certain doubts. My uncertainty came from the way he looked at me. He looked at me the way men crave women. However, I concealed my unclear feelings because I did not want to ruin the current circumstances. Unfortunately, all of my suspicions were true.
The first instance was the beach. It was summer and I was fourteen years old. My step-father, his daughter, and I went to West Beach. I kept having this uncanny feeling of malevolent wrongdoing. These une...
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...d for. I found a true friend! She was there when I was on the verge of self- destructing. I was seriously contemplating ending my life with a knife to the throat or wrist. But she persuaded me not to do it. I could not let the Devil win because I was born a fighter. I often prayed to the most high every chance I got. God puts these obstacles in our life to see if we are strong enough to withstand. I am an example of a survivalist. Although, I was on the verge of obliteration, I persisted with my head held high. I regret not sticking to my word and seeking the justice I deserved. But that chapter of my life is closed because I already received my justice because I found a friend that loved me for who I am and did not judge me. I love my best friend, and we are still friends five years later. The lesson that I have learned is to never give up and stay true to your word.
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