Andrew - El Mirage, Arizona
Entered on May 13, 2009
Age Group: Under 18
Themes: forgiveness

I am 15 and a freshman at Dysart High school and I believe in forgiveness. I believe in forgiveness because now I know as a young adult that I can only learn to forgive but to never forget. That’s something I have learned to go by, being taught by my parents just like saying when you give respect you get it back. My parents have encouraged me throughout all my life even though my mom just started talking to my real dad again it makes me think. Even though he wasn’t there to watch me grow up and see me promote from eight grade, I still have the respect to give him all my respect being because he is my father and he deserves every bit of me.

My father wasn’t always there for me while I was growing up on my own and being raised by only one parent my mom. I and my mom may not always get along at times but we try hard and work things out to try and solve all our problems. To me at my house it seems like I’m the one that always is in the middle because I have two older brothers one sister and a younger brother, I always feel like they are all picking on me and just making me do everything but when things get physical and I either end up getting hit I always end up forgiving them all because I know that they do not mean to do all that. So therefore I say sorry and to hope they forgive me and ill forgive them in return.

The reason I go by always forgive but never forget is because the situations I been in. I forgive others because I believe they deserve every bit of respect from me but if they would do something wrong to me I always end up forgiving but I will never forget what they did but I would try. I hope every one has at least of little bit of forgiveness in them. Forgiveness is sometimes hard to give but once you learn you will be an expert at it. This I Believe.