an abandoned child
An Abandoned Child
The life of any child abandoned by their parents is not easy. I know, because I am one of them. My mom left when I was only 2 years old. Leaving me in the care of my grandparents and my aunts while my dad didn't even had the courage to show his face to me not even once in my entire life. Growing up, I felt the love of my grandparents and aunts but still there's a part of me that longed for someone else and for something else...a mother's caress, a mother's soothing voice and love. Growing up was harder because I knew from the start that I wasn't their responsibility and refused to be a burden to them. When I was 8 I started looking for small jobs so I could at least contribute a little for our daily needs and to save up for my tuition fee because it really embarrassed me to ask too much from them even for my school projects and lunch money. Years passed and my mother came back only to leave again, this time for good.
Since I was too shy to ask anything from my grandparents, I had to work so hard just to finish my studies. When I was in high school, I worked in the morning and studied in the afternoon and then back to work again until midnight. When I was in college I applied as a working scholar and thankfully had been accepted so I didn't have to worry for my tuition fees only for my books and daily expenses. Whatever money I'd had at that time should be budgeted for the entire month. I had to make do with eating just once a day as long as I'll have money left for my fare. Finally, came the moment I'd always been waiting....my graduation day...it was a very special moment for me. It was the totality of all my struggles and hard work summed up in a piece of paper. Then, I got a job as a bank employee and from then on I managed to reward my grandparents for taking me in when I needed a home.
I am sharing my story hoping it will inspire some people who seems to think that life is hopeless. Especially for parents who abandoned their children. That they may think first if what they've done or what they're going to do is for the good of their children. Every life is not easy to live, but it's different when you have parents to turn to for guidance when the road seems too steep. May this story will help abandoned children to choose the right path to follow. That instead of sulking in one corner and blaming fate they could choose to turn around instead and do what is best for them because in the end nobody will suffer the consequences of our wrong decisions but ourselves.