Stay Strong No Matter What Happens…

Madeline - Leawood, Kansas
Entered on February 11, 2009
Age Group: Under 18

Not to long ago, I found something out that I knew was going to change my life forever. Finding out my father cheated on my mother was very detrimental to my life. I never expected something like this to ever happen to my family. I felt pain and hurtful anger just sworm through my body as soon as my father gave us the news. My anger was so high and rushed up that I punched a hole in my wall. (as did my brother and sister in there rooms). My father was my favorite person in this whole entire world, and he ruined that for me and for himself.

From then on my life has gone downhill dramatically. I stopped caring about school, practically failing or on the verge of failing my classes. I went into a depression where I didn’t want to do anything in life. I felt as if, there was nothing to live for so I wouldn’t try in anything I did. I would have the worst mood swings ever, where I would just be irritated with everyone around for no reason, or I would start crying my eyes out and I didn’t know why. My life wasn’t that same anymore and I knew it wasn’t, but I didn’t care.

Going through a depression is not the answer when something in you’re life has made a huge and rough impact on you. One can’t let the things you hate the most bring you down. My father did not deserve my misery, even though he doesn’t care for my family and I anymore, I can’t let that bring me down. Many people have gone through the same thing I have. The way I took it was the not the way people in my situation should.

The best thing you can do is just stay strong. Think about the person who did this to you and just say, “ They aren’t worth crying over,“ because they are not. Count on the other people who care about you to help you through it. People tried to help me but I wouldn’t let them. That was probably one of the biggest mistakes I could have ever made. Don’t be afraid to depend on people. God didn’t make us to live on our own. We can depend on those around us, or at least we should.

Don’t let the harder things in life bring you down. Stay strong no matter what happens and good things will turn around for you. This I believe.