“I Feel Abandoned”
I’m sixteen years old. To be honest, my life is just one big mess. About three months ago, I found out that I’m pregnant. I was hoping my parents would be supportive. They just make me feel ashamed. They would prefer that I just have an abortion and be done with the whole situation. My boyfriend blames me. My friends have deserted me. I feel as if even God has deserted me. I wonder if there even is a God. No one cares about me . . . no one.
Through the Golden Offering for Tennessee Missions, we are helping young women choose life as they struggle with an unwanted pregnancy.
I guess you could say I’ve tried it all. I’ve studied eastern mysticism, meditation, drugs, partying, achievement, and a thousand other things to fill this void I have in my life. Nothing has really worked. I’m a student at ETSU and I’m going to graduate in two years, but something inside me says there’s more to life than finding a job, a woman, a dream, or a fortune. I can’t believe that death is the end of all this. There’s too much beauty and wonder to really believe this was all some sort of random accident. But I don’t know if some religion or some set of rules is the answer. I guess I just want to figure out who God is. Is He even out there? And if He is, how do I really know the truth about Him. God if you are really there, would you show me or send someone to help me?
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“They Left Me”
They left me.
Mom and Dad split up. My mom has my two sisters and I’m not sure exactly where my dad is living. Mom said I was better off living with her sister. When I think about it, it just makes me sad. I feel like nobody wants me. I feel angry. Nothing works for me right now. I wish somebody wanted me. I met a friend who invited me to come to camp with her this summer. She goes to the church about a block from my aunt’s house. Maybe I’ll make some friends, but right now I just feel alone.
Through the Golden Offering, we see children learn about our Heavenly Father who never abandons us and always has room for one more.