This I Believe

Liz - Centennial, Colorado
Entered on November 21, 2006
Age Group: Under 18
Themes: family, purpose

Everything Happens For a Reason

I believe that all actions happen and the result is a greater action then before. Everything in the world happens for a reason, whether it is good or bad.

When my mom decided to get a divorce from my dad, the first reaction that I had, was a bad one. I was at a cross country meet and had just finished the race, I felt like I on top of the world! I called my mom and asked her to pick me up. She was all worked up and sounded really stressed out so I didn’t make a big deal out of what was going on. Needless to say, I had no idea what was about to come in a few minutes.

I got home and everyone was crying, I couldn’t see my dad and we had to go stay at a friend’s house. I felt that the world was crumbling down on top of me and there was nothing I could do about it. I had to tell myself that even though right now there was nothing good happening, it was going to be okay in the end. Everything happens for a reason.

Later, as things settled down, I was able to see my dad for short visits and my sister moved in with my mom and me. This was a positive thing that happened because it allowed me to have someone to talk to and not feel pressured. It may not seem like a big deal, but when someone is taken out of your life, it is harder to cope with then it may seem.

Although it has been weeks and I still haven’t spent more than 12 hours with my dad, the future keeps getting brighter and brighter, despite the fact that is started in a black hole. If I just keep telling myself that everything will be alright, and it was meant to be I feel a lot better. Knowing there are people around you that care, and will take care of you is a huge comfort. Deep down, I know that they are in my life, because everything happens for a reason.

This, I believe.