With Faith and a Friend By My Side
My best friend Meagan asked me stop by her house when I got a chance. She had a gift for me. When I went over to her house, and she gave me a beautiful little bracelet that had the word FAITH on it. She told me she saw this and had to get it for me because she has seen the struggles I have been going through, and she wanted me to be reminded every day to keep faith and all will get better. I hadn't had the time in my busy life to stop and cry about what has been going on, but her kind words and just knowing that someone actually cares brought on the waterworks for me.
Growing up, I was abused by my father physically and emotionally. I am now 22 and was really longing for him to be a part of my life. I decided to give him another shot and we tried to work on our relationship. Let's just say it was very short lived. I got laid off and my boyfriend and I lost our house and needed somewhere to stay temporarily, so I called my father. We moved in and were planning on staying just a few weeks until we could find another place. It wasn't long after moving in that he started belittling me. Calling me every name in the book and commenting on my weight, knowing I had struggled with an eating disorder. I went into a very dark depression and my boyfriend decided we needed to get out of there. I realized when we moved out that no matter how hard I try, he will never change and I cannot change him. I made the decision to cut off all contact with him and his family so I can finally move on with my life and learn what true love is.
My best friend Meagan and I have been friends for 20 years and she has seen the heartbreak and struggles throughout my life. Receiving this bracelet from her means more to me than she will ever know. I can look down at it and see the words FAITH and with God and keeping my faith I know I will overcome this. This is the first time I've really shared my story and I am terrified. I also feel so relieved. I am so blessed to have you in my life Meagan. I don't know if you will ever read this but I am so thankful for you and all you do for me.