Taking A Stand

By an 11 year old

In your life no matter who you are or what you do, you face challenges. There are many paths which you can take. Some that are good and some not. Thatís why you have to be careful to make the right choices. Because if you donít choose the right path, it will affect you and destroy many opportunities you could have had. You donít want to look back later regretting that you made a mistake that changed your whole life. You need to stand tall and do whatís right. No matter how hard it is, at the end everything works out.

There will be times when doing the right things will be hard, and youíll be tempted to do the wrong things, which at the moment seem like the right thing to do. But if you hold on strong, youíll see that youíve made the right choice.

My birth mother years ago made a choice that has changed her life ever since. On August 1, 1984, I was born unexpected. My birth mother wasnít even married and I needed a lot of care. I remember when I was four my mother used to work in a dark, creepy bar and left me on my own in her apartment. I was so scared and lonely and I stayed up all night just waiting until she finally came.

One night I was so scared that I followed my birthmom across the street and watched he to into the bar. Then I went back to the apartment. To this day my birthmom never found out.

Iím writing this because I want other kids to know how choices can affect you life like it did to my birth mother. Your life is a gift. Take care of it!

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  personal experiences : child's perspective