I do believe this will speak to many people around the world. Please read both parts and send it on too.
To really understand my story, you need to know a little of Mom’s.
Mom is the second of four kids: two girls, two boys. Her biological mother died of cancer when she was four, her sister was six, her brothers two and newborn. My grandfather, devastated to have the love of his life die and leave him with four young kids, freaked out. He sent the three youngest to live with their grandparents, four hours away and kept Mom’s sister with him. Mom had a great relationship there: felt loved and accepted..but, there was always an undercurrent of “when is dad coming to get us? How long will this last? Why isn’t Melissa here?”
They remained a few years, then was brought back. Being back was scary. They didn’t know when their dad would yell, cry, abuse…something didn’t seem right.
His anger was frequent and explosive…….continue reading via Sarah’s Story: Fatherless, Fragile, and Faithful (Part One) « God Loves Teenagers!.
Part two is here