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That Day

By August 23, 2023No Comments

When I was eleven, our family was put to ruins. We were so confused on why our house was growing mold, growing dirty. Why were we all of a sudden so sad? The only times we were truly happy, is when we were outside. Away from the place we called home. It was filthy, and we didn’t understand why God would put us through this. But it wasn’t just God. It was my father. He had been smoking for at least a year and a half. It was him who put us to ruins. In the hood and slums. My father was the head, and instead of taking care of his duty, he let us fall. He became deathly ill, and this time, he actually couldn’t do his job as a father. He had no choice but to swallow his pride, and do better. I held that grudge against him, but Jesus helped me let go. At the end of the day, he repented. We ended up going to a new home, and found out that mold growing in the house was the Landlord’s fault. We were sick and tired of being in “the hood” The gunshots, the fighting, the depression. It was too much. But God brought us out, and I’ll never stop being grateful. He’s done so much for us, and He can do the same for you.


  • Thank you so much for sharing your journey with us! The TeenCentral community enjoys hearing stories of people overcoming tough situations to find happiness and positivity.
  • Keep having that faith and hope! Life can be a rollercoaster of ups and downs as you’ve experienced, but having faith in something whether it be religion or some other positive focus can help guide us through the tough moments. Great job finding that for yourself. The ability to let go of bitterness is a good thing, because it can turn into resentment over time and can even affect your physical health if it goes on too long.
  • Continue to use the resources around you to support yourself and others. Making connections with others is a huge source of hope and help – not just in rough times but also in the good ones.


  • Challenge yourself to keep growing and improving. What are the other areas of your life that you would like to improve on? We encourage you to make a list, set some goals, and keep working towards them.
  • Continue to find things that bring you happiness – could be making new connections with others or finding a new hobby.
  • Maybe consider ways to “pay it forward“. If you are in a good position now, are there any ways that you could help others? Perhaps volunteering could be something to look into.