I believe that the obstacles people face make them stronger. I have been through a lot of obstacles in my life. All of them have made me the strong person I am today. These obstacles first began when I was taken away from my biological parents by the state as a child. I was only 4 years old so I didn’t really understand. I remember being really confused about the whole situation. After a year my parents got their rights back and I and my siblings got to return home to our parents.
When I was 8 years old my second obstacle came when I and my siblings were taken from our parents again. They put me and my siblings in different foster homes this time. IT was very frustrating being away from my family that I loved so much. Even though I still got to see them I hated how things were. After 2 years me and my siblings were brought together and put in the same home again. That made the situation a lot easier having them there with me.
The third and one of the biggest obstacles I’ve been through was when I was in the 5th grade. That was the year my parents got their rights to us terminated for good. That state said we weren’t allowed to see them anymore. Me and my siblings got adopted my 2 different families. I was very upset with everything and everybody all around me.
The most recent obstacle I went through was in January of this year. I found out my dad had died at on 42 years old. I was reunited with my whole family again. I had to deal with the pain of loosing a parent. That was something I did not expect to happen at all. I still face the pain from that each and every day.
Even though I have been through so many obstacles in my life all of them have made me who I am today. I am a really strong person because of the things I have had to face e at such a young age. All of the hurt and pain has made me have to become stronger and helps me to deal with obstacles I will face in the future. Everybody goes through obstacles, you just have to learn to deal with them and become stronger because of them. They are apart of life.
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