THE POWER OF 3 WORDS!
When I was in 5th and 6th grade, my parents went through a divorce. Each time I think about that time in my life, it is almost as if I am reliving the experience for a moment – the uncertainty, the fear, the loneliness, the wondering if I’m ever going to feel "normal” again. It’s amazing how our minds work, what they have the power to bring to life inside.
I went through some pretty tough years in middle school and high school. I always worked hard, did very well in school, and never took a "wrong” path – for which I am unbelievably grateful for. Honestly, I don’t even know if anyone from the outside would have really known how alone I felt, but inside, I never felt quite sure if I fit in, if I was really loved for who I was. Divorce can do something incredibly harsh to a child’s esteem and over all well-being, even if they appear to be "fine” on the outside. Then two people each said three words to me that forever changed my life… "You Are Special.”