I Believe

Carolina - 80526, Colorado
Entered on November 4, 2008
Age Group: Under 18

I Believe

I believe that with a strong leader you can go anywhere. I believe this because the summer of 2006 I experienced this first hand, my mom was fed up with my father. So one day in June 9th 2006 she told us to grab our library books because we were going to return them. He was in the shower when we left. It turned out we didn’t go to the library it was the police station to report my dad and his verbal and physical abuse. At the time we were in the police station watching TV and we had no idea what was going on.

The only things my two brothers, my sister and I were thinking was oh my god our dad is going to be so mad if this is a parking ticket. Then when we left from the police station our mom put her sunglasses over her eyes to hide her tears. She only said two words that made us hustle… lets go. My mom, me, my brother, my little brother, my sister and my grandma went into the car and me along with all my siblings were wondering what was going on. Then we entered Loveland and then my mom explained everything. Like how my father always hurt her and how for sixteen years she’s put up with this.

My siblings and I were bawling out eyes out we had no idea that any of this was happening. Still at the time we had no idea where we were going, but as soon as soon as my mom had parked the car she told us that we were at her friends house and that we were going to stay here for a little while. We stayed there for about three or four days. Now in 2008 my grandmother went back to Paraguay, we are a happy family. And this is all thanks to my mom for having the courage to leave and for leading us through thick and thin. My life was an event in which I believe that as long as you have a strong leader you can achieve anything and go anywhere.