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an abandoned child

Updated on June 5, 2009

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.

 

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      \Brenda Scully 7 years ago

      Really enjoyed reading this, it sends out real feelings of hope, thanks for sharing brenda x

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      marriedwoman 7 years ago

      thanks brenda. just what I hoped to achieve.

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      Lucey Knight 7 years ago from North Richland Hills, Texas

      Thanks for sharing this personal hub. My biological father abandoned my mother and I before I was born. I think at some point you just have to realize that some people weren't suited for parenthood and be truly thankful for the people who stepped in to raise you. It does take a toll on you mentally though...no matter who you are and how you were abandoned. But you can persevere. It is hard, but it can be done. Being an abandoned child doesn't have to define you, it can give you strengths that you never imagined.

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      marriedwoman 7 years ago

      thanks so much Lucey...It did made me tough mentally and I was glad that I had my grandparents to raised me. You're right it wasn't easy but I've made it with their help.

      So glad you've dropped by. Your comment is inspiring.

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      danielle mendiola 7 years ago

      hey i was touched by your story .. amazed by you rather .. your so strong .. strong faith in god .. god bless you always ..

      you gave me strength to do things without any words in mind of quitting ...

      thanks for sharing it with us ..

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      marriedwoman 7 years ago

      Hi Danielle, I am happy to give inspiration to those who're about to lose hope. Thanks to you for taking time to read it. Don't quit hold on to whatever hope you have left whenever you feel like losing it no matter how small.

      There's always hope for everyone...God Bless.

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