They say that for a plant to fully flourish and grow, both the sun and the rain must be present. Having the sun alone will wilt the plant, and having the rain alone will suffocate the plant. Life is like this. Growing up, we have all been through different things that shaped our entire childhood. If I would have to describe mine, it would be a rollercoaster journey because there has been a lot of ups, but also a lot of downs. While we do not romanticize childhood traumas and heartbreaks, I think I am still thankful for everything that I have been through, be it good or bad, because it helped me become who I am today. Because of all the good things I’ve been through, I learned to be kind and human. Because of all the bad things I’ve been through, I learned to be determined and stand on my own feet. However, we are not taking the same path. Check out these things that helped shaped other people’s childhood.
My Step-Dad Was My Lifeline Growing Up
Not all of us are blessed with our biological family. Some of us are not even blessed to experience having one. A lot of us had to spend our childhood in orphanages. That is why orphans would consider their selves very lucky if a couple comes in and they would be picked to be adopted.
One of these people shared how they were adopted during the 70s and how his mom would constantly threaten him to “take him back to where he came from”. Luckily, his mom remarried a good man who served as his lifeline. His new dad became his protector and savior. To return the favor, he donated one of his kidneys to his dad in 2009.